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ADKINS, Clemantine
Clemantine Adkins, sister of Mrs. Emerin Baker of near Fort gay, died Jan 3 of cancer and influenza at the home of her brother, Girard Adkins of near East Lynn, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

ADKINS, Maggie
Miss Maggie Adkins, aged about 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Adkins, of Morgans Creek, died Monday. She had been in invalid since infancy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

ADKINS, Spurlock
Spurlock Adkins, 88, a veteran of the Union Army in the Civil War, died at his home at Virgie, Pike County last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

ALLEN, Mrs. Joe
Mrs. Joe Allen of Lick Fork, Salt Lick, Floyd County, died recently of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

AMBURGEY, Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. J. W. Amburgey, one of Pikeville’s most charming young women died last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929\

ARMENTROUT, Bert
Bert Armentrout, 26, son of L. E. Armentrout, of Williamson, WV, died last week in Cincinnati where he was manager of a garage. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

AUXIER, Cynthia Elizabeth (Scott)
Pikeville and this county last Saturday sustained the loss of one of its pioneer citizens with the death of Mrs. Cynthia Elizabeth Scott Auxier at her home on Auxier Avenue. She was 81 years of age. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the late residence. The deceased was a daughter of John and Polly Scott. In the year 1866 she was married to A.J. Auxier, who was a prominent political factor in Pike County during his lifetime having been circuit judge for 2 termes. In her early life she joined the Methodist Episcopal Church and lived a consistent Christian life. She is survived by 2 sons, A. E. Auxier and Will Auxier, 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Marrs and Mrs. Matilda Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

BATES, James M.
James M. Bates, 79, for many years a mine foreman at Rush, Boyd County, died last Friday of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BEVINS, Louisa
Mrs. Louisa Bevins, 70, of Meta, Pike County died Jan 2. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BILLUPS, William H.
William H. Billups, 69, of Huntington, formerly of Louisa, died in a Huntington hospital early Saturday morning after a week’s illness of double pneumonia. Born in Louisa in 1860, a son of Frank and Nancy Billups, Mr. Billups had resided here until about 16 years ago when he removed to Williamson and later to Huntington. His body was brought to Louisa, where funeral service was held Monday in the M. E. Church, Rev. Fryman, the pastor, officiating. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, of Huntington and one son, Earl Billups, of Cincinnati. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. John Cummings, of Louisa, and by four brothers, Taylor B. Billups, Louisa, George Billups, Columbus, OH, James Billups, Chillicothe, OH and Robert Billups, Washington, D. C. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BIRCHFIELD, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Birchfield of Burton, Floyd County, died Dec 22, of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

BISHOP, Miles
Miles Bishop, 85, aged father of Alex Bishop, prominent Williamson business man and former sheriff of Mingo County, WV died at his home at Yocum, Martin County, KY on Wednesday of last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BLAIR, Bill
Bill Blair, well known Letcher County contractor, is dead as the result of an argument Monday afternoon with Tilden Wright, and the latter’s son is reported to be a prisoner in the Letcher County jail charged with murder after it is alleged he intercepted on behalf of his father. According to meager information had here, the elder Wright and Blair had been engaged in the contracting business in Shelby Gap, where they were constructing a portion of the Mayo Trail. Recently, however, Blair is said to have disposed of his interests to Wright, with the understanding, it is said, that the equipment was free of all incumbency. When certain notes or accounts said to have been held on the steam shovel, a portion of the equipment transferred in the deal, presented for payment, Wright is said to have asked Blair for an explanation. An argument followed, it is said, during which the younger Wright is reported to have killed Blair. Both Wright and Blair are prominently known in the upper end of Pike County where they reside. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

BLANKENSHIP, Annie
Mrs. Annie Blankenship, 70, of Lavalette, died at her home, Tuesday after a brief illness of influenza. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Wednesday with Rev. Henry Mullens officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery there. She is survived by one son, Garfield Blankenship at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BOOTEN, Mack F.
Mack F. Booton, 80, retired Wayne County farmer, died at his home in Huntington, WV Tuesday of influenza. Mr. Booton was born Jun 16, 1848 at Wayne Court House, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Reuben Booten, became an influential farmer, residing there until his retirement and subsequent removal to Huntington. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his widow, w2 sons, V. Booton of Williamson and W. T. Booton, of Huntington and 3 daughters, Mrs. Sanford Dickerson of Kenova, Miss Jettie Booten, of Huntington and Mrs. Hans Watts of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BOOTH, Victoria
Mrs. Victoria Booth, 62, wife of C. J. Booth, superintendent of the Cabell County Detention Home died at her home in Huntington, Monday of pneumonia. Mrs. Booth was born at Bowen, Wayne County, WV and was a daughter of James E. Bowen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BOWLING, H.M.
H. M. Bowling, 87, former resident of Elliott County and former tax commissioner of Greenup County, died at his home at Oldtown, Greenup County Friday of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

BOYD, Reuben
Reuben Boyd, 67, former resident of Patrick, died Jan 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.  Williamson in Mingo County, WV where he and his wife made their home. Burial was made at Patrick. Besides his widow, Mr. Boyd is survived by the following children: Albert Boyd, Westerly, WV, Tommy Boyd, Pikeville, KY, Mrs. Allie Williamson, Belfry, KY and Mrs.  Alice Justice of Patrick, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

BRANHAM, Bud
Bud Branham, 61, farmer of Island Creek, Pike County, died last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

BRYANT, William
William Bryant, 70, formerly of Willard, Carter County, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paris Moore at Riverton, Greenup County, and was buried at Willard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

BURRIS, Mrs. A. R.
Mrs. A. R. Burris, 61, well known lady of Matewan, WV and daughter of Rev. T. J. Casity, Methodist minister of Fayettesville, WV died at her home at Matewan Dec 21 following a paralytic stroke. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

CAINES, Jack
Jack Caines, 83, a native of Lawrence County died Monday at his home in Ashland of double pneumonia. He had been a resident of Ashland for the last 45 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church for 35 years. For a number of years Mr. Caines was an employee of the Standard Planning Mill of Ashland, but about a year ago he retired because of failing health. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie Caines and the following children, Earl Caines of Portsmouth, Leonard Caines of Huntington, Frank Caines of Fairfield, AL, Mrs. R. J. Pyke of Georgia, Helen, Hilda, Lawrence. Two other children preceded him in death several years ago. He also is survived by the following brothers, George, Henry, Bob, Andy and James A. Caines. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

CALHOUN, Thomas
Thomas Calhoun, 35, widely-known rural school teacher of Floyd County died last week at the Beaver Valley Hospital of pneumonia. His home was at Water Gap, Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

CANTRELL, Robert L.
Robert L. Cantrell, 63, ;prominent citizen of Mingo County, WV, died last week of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

CARPENTER, Edgar
Edgar Carpenter, 54, prominent Catlettsburg merchant died in an Ashland hospital on Wednesday night of last week following an abdominal operation. A son of the late David H. Carpenter, founder of D. H. Carpenter Department Store,, one of the largest retail merchandising stores in Catlettsburg. Mr. Carpenter was born in Louisa Nov 23, 1874, but had resided in Catlettsburg since a child. Following the death of his father, the business was taken over by Mr. Carpenter in partnership with 2 other brothers, Charles and Frank H. Carpenter, of Huntington. Following funeral service held at Catlettsburg, his remains were brought to Louisa and interment in Pine Hill cemetery beside his parents. Those accompanying the body were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carpenter, the former a brother, Charles Carpenter, Jr. Miss Mary Carpenter, and John Carpenter children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carpenter, Mrs. George Gunnell, Sr. an aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George Gunnell, Jr., of Ashland, Rev. Will, Rector Episcopal Church, Ashland, Mrs. Billy Riffe of Louisa, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yates of Ashland, Mrs. w. H. Fishery and Miss Mary McCall who accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Yates in the Yates car. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

CARTER, Jack
Prestonsburg, KY, Jan 2—Jack Carter, aged about 70, father of Mayor A. C. Carter of Prestonsburg, died here Monday succumbing to the effects of a paralytic stroke suffered 2 weeks ago at the Log Cabin Inn on the Mayo Trail below Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

CARTER, Jennie (Hayes)
Mrs. Jennie Carter, 59, of Irad, widow of the late John H. Carter, who served as sheriff of Lawrence County a number of years ago, died in an Ashland hospital early Tuesday morning, following an operation for appendicitis and gallstones submitted to Dec 24. Her remains were brought to the Curtright funeral home here Tuesday and prepared for burial and later taken to her home at Irad where funeral services were conducted Thursday by Rev. N. V. Berry and Rev. James Harvey. Interment was made in the family burial ground near Irad. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Harry Roberts, of Ellen, Mrs. Cora Derifield of Overday, Mrs. Loma Adams of Overda, and Mrs. Mattie Jobe of West Jefferson, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

CARTER, William
William Carter, 76, of Portsmouth, OH, formerly of the Rich Creek section of this county, did Jan 4 at his home in Portsmouth. Interment was made at Portsmouth. He was a brother of Sol Carter and Mrs. Lindsay Pigg of Busseyville and was born and reared in this county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

CASTLE
Cordell, KY—The infant child of Thomas Castle, of Cordell, died Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

Caudill, John N.
John N. Caudill, 78, a native of Johns County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lilly Ely at Stonington, near Ashland, Jan 12. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

CHAFFIN, W.D.
W. D. Chaffin, 59, prominent merchant and postmaster at Webb, WV, died at his home there Wednesday of influenza. He is survived by his wife and a number of children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

CHANDLER
Georges Creek—The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Chandler died in Ashland Sunday and was brought here for interment in the cemetery at Chestnut Grove. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

CHILDERS, Jordan
Jordan Childers, 56, a prominent citizen of Hellier, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

CLAY, Mrs. George H.
Mrs. George H. Clay, 78, of Paintsville and mother of Wade H. Clay of Ashland, died at her home in Paintsville Saturday of pneumonia developing from influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

CLEMMONS, George
NOBLE, Granville
Jackson, KY (Breathitt County), Jan 12—Deputy Sheriff George Clemmons, 32 years old, was shot to death by his brother in law, Granville Noble, 55, at Noble’s home on Spring Fork, 25 miles east of her in Breathitt County, this morning and Noble was in turn slain by officers who probably fatally wounded Noble’s 13 year old son. Lark Word, 35, a Deputy Sheriff and Lindille Clemmons, 27, a constable, also were engaged in the battle. According to reports received here, there had been ill-feeling for some time between George Clemmons and Granville Noble, brother in law, when the officers went to Noble’s house to arrest his son, Alex Noble, 23, on a housebreaking charge, the elder Noble started the fight, Alex Noble the man sought, escaped as the officers approached the house. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

CLICK, Will
Will Click, 60 years old, of Langley, Floyd County, farmer and blacksmith, died Sunday morning shortly after midnight, at his home at the mouth of Wilson Creek, 2 hours after suffering a relapse from influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

COBURN, Mary
Mrs. Mary Coburn,, a well known woman of the upper Beaver Creek section died on her 74th birthday, Jan 12 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. M. Moore of Garrett, of influenza which was rendered more malignant by the infirmities caused by her advance age. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

COLE, Albert
Albert Cole, 65, highly respected citizen of Ceredo, WV, died at his home there Jan 5, of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

CONLEY, Melvin
Hueysville, KY—Jan 9—Melvin Conley, 15 son of Elige Conley of Estill near here and a cripple since birth, was laid to rest in the Hayes cemetery, this place, Monday afternoon, as the result of burns which he received a few days ago when he fell into the open fireplace of his home. Death came Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

CONLEY, Mrs. Willie
Mrs. Willie Conley of Lick Fork, Salt Lick, Floyd County died recently of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder,,, Jan 25, 1929

COX, Bige
Bige Cox, 58, of Gimlet, Elliott County, died Jan 11 of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

CURRY, W. H.
W. H. Curry, 47, well known resident of Turkey Creek section of Pike County, 3 miles from Williamson, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

CRABTREE
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Crabtree, died Wednesday of last week and was buried in the Crabtree Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

DAMRON, Mrs. G. R.
Mrs. G. R. Damron, 78, of Radnor, WV died recently of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

DANIELS, Katherine
Paintsville, KY, Jan 9—Shock caused by the sudden death of her eldest son in Catlettsburg last week caused the death of Mrs. Katherine Daniels near here. She was a sister of A. T. Burton, of Glo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929
Mrs. Catherine Daniels, of Mingo, Johnson County, succumbed to a heart attack, Jan 3, when informed of the death of her son, King Daniels, who died in the sick ward of the Body County jail at Catlettsburg. Both mother and son were buried in the family burial ground at Mingo on the same day. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18,1929

DAVIS Maggie H
Prestonsburg, KY, Jan 3—Mrs. Maggie H. Davis, 72, mother of Mrs. Erl Hill, died here Sunday of a heart attack following an illness of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

DAVIS, Robert
Robert Davis, 74, a native of Wayne County, WV died recently at his home in Arkansas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

DELONG, John P.
John P. DeLong, 86, of Debord, Martin County, died 2 weeks ago. Mr. Delong was a Union veteran and was the father in law of Commonwealth’s Attorney J.B. Clark of Inez. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

DILLON, Jack
Jack Dillon, 70, well known Floyd County citizen died Dec 27 at his home at Emma. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

DROWN, Samuel R.
Samuel R. Drown, 32, of Kenova, formerly of Cyrus, WV died Dec 28 and was buried at Cyrus. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

DYE, Mack
Mack Dye, 60, native of Pike County, died Dec 24 at the home of his son, Bob Dye at Emma, Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

ESTEP, G. W.
G. W. Estep, 75, of Kellog, WV, and father of Mrs. P. C. Adkins of Auxier, KY died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

ESTEP, Myrtle
Miss Myrtle Estep, of Myrtle, Pigeon creek, Pike County, a registered nurse, died in a hospital at Welch, WV last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

EVANS, William F.
Trench, KY, Jan 10—William F. Evans, 85, died Thursday of pneumonia at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Heslen?. Surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

FERGUSON, Albert Sidney
Albert Sidney Ferguson died at his home in Ashland KY last week. The deceased was 61 years old and was the son of the late Captain J.M. Ferguson formerly of Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

FIFE, Mrs. Tom
Paintsville, KY Jan 23—Mrs. Bessie Fife, wife of Thomas Fife, prominent Paintsville merchant, died yesterday in the Golden Rule Hospital of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

FRASHER, Sam B.
Sam B. Frasher, 85, of Kiahsville, Wayne County, WV died Jan 7 of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

FRAZIER, Easter
Mrs. Easter Frazier, 97, of Madge, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Damron at Madge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18,1929

GARLAND, Hewey
Hewey Garland, 25, native of McVeigh, Pike County, died last week in a Williamson hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

GARRED, Drew J.
Drew, J. Garred, 38, colored, son of John Garred, died at the home of his father here on Thursday of last week. Drew was an epileptic from his childhood, from which he finally died, but in his youth learned to play the guitar and was popular with the boys of his race and often played on the streets for their amusement and in this way became known both to white and colored people of this town. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

GEE, Amanda J.
Mrs. Amand J.Gee, 90, of Enterprise, Carter County, died Jan 10 of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

GILLIAM, Mrs. Herbert
Mrs. Herbert Gilliam who died at Soldier last Sunday night was brought to Mazie for burial Monday. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Herbert Gilliam and 5 children, her father, James K. Sparks, 2 brothers, Elishie Sparks of Akron, OH and Willie Sparks of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

GILLUM, George W.
George W. Gillum, 45, of Rush, Boyd County, died Sunday of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

GOOSETT, Myra (Pigg)
Mrs. Myra Pigg Gossett, 25, wife of Lawrence Gossett of Catlettsburg and a former Louisian, died Wednesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Pigg, Sr., of Catlettsburg of pneumonia. Mrs. Gossett was born in Louisa and resided here during her childhood, moving to Catlettsburg, with her parents a number of years ago. Burial will be made in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Big Sandy  News, Jan 11, 1929

GRIFFITH, Lawrence K.]
Camp Chase, OH, Jan 9—Lawrence K. Griffith, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Griffith of Somerset, OH, and formerly residents of Brushey, Lawrence Co. KY was killed by a Pennsylvania passenger train at a railway crossing here on the evening of Jan 1st as he was on his way to the home of Miss Viola Leffel to whom he was to have been married soon. The train was 5 hours late and was traveling at a rate of 65 miles an hour it is said, when it hit Griffith. Griffith was employed a the Marble Cuff Quarries near here. He resided at the home of his uncle, Arbie Romey, at Hilliards. Interment was made in the Wesley Cemetery at Hilliards. Big Sandy  News, Jan 11, 1929

GRUBB, Suzanna (Stewart)
Mrs. Suzanna Stewart Grubb aged about 54, wife of W. M. Grubb, of Overda, died Saturday of cancer and was buried Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

HALL, Sally
Mrs. Sally Hall, 23, wife of Jake Hall of Prestonsburg, died Dec 2? At the home of her father, David Perry. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

HALL, Talbert
Talbert Hall, 77, of Floyd County, died Jan 4 at the home of his son, William Hall at Water Gap of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

HARMON, Martha Jane
Mrs. Martha Jane Harmon, 64, of Mash Fork, Magoffin County, widow of the late Daniel Scott Harmon, died recently of paralysis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

HARRIS, Sallie
Mrs. Sallie Harris, 82, of Thacker, WV died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

HATCHER, Mrs. Mary L.
Prestonsburg, KY, Jan 22—Mrs. Mary L. Hatcher, 85, widow of the late James Hatcher was a daughter of Dr. Hereford, who in his day was one of the leading physicians of the Big Sandy Valley. Her mother was a daughter of General Ratcliff who attained fame during the Revolutionary War. She was related to many of the most prominent families in the Big Sandy Valley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

HAWES, Luther A.
Luther A. Hawes, 53, a native of this county, died Dec 31 at his home near Pineville, KY of pneumonia. Mr. Hawes was born near the mouth of Brushy, this county, in 1875, the son of the late U.G. and Polina Haws and spent the greater part of his life in this county. His brothers, Dr. H. Haws of Kermit, Henry Hawes, of Louisa and Ben Hawes of South Point, OH, drove though to Pineville Sunday, arriving at his bedside only a short time before his death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

HAZELETT, Eugene
Eugene Hazelettt, 37, formerly of Wayne County, WV died at his home in Huntington last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

HELTON, Bascom
Bascom Helton, 68, one of the most prominent citizens of Johnson County died Tuesday at his home at Staffordsville of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

HENRY, Charles
Williamson, WV, Dec 20—Another dark spot in Mingo’s criminal history came to light with the arrest of 5 negroes one a woman charged with the murder of Charles Henry, an aged Negro Hermit of Thacker mines. It is charged that the quintet first robbed Henry and then set fire to his cabin to cover up the terrible deed. Three of the accused were taken into custody by officers at Lynchburg, VA and the other 2 by local officials. Charles, for more than 35 years an employee of the Thacker Coal and Coke Company, was burned to death on the night of Dec 4 when the rude 2 room hut that he lived alone in was destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin. The body was almost entirely consumed in the flames only the charred trunk, with the head, arms and legs missing, being recovered. A hint of foul play was advanced at that time but there was no evidence on which to base an arrest. The aged Negro for many years had lead the life of a recluse and it was common knowledge about the mining camp that he never banked his money but rather kept it concealed about his house. The Negro was rumored to have accumulated a small fortune by dent of frugal living and hard work. It is said that the 3 Negroes captured in Lynchburg argued over the division of some $2,000  secured from the hermit at the time of the slaying and this discussion caused the Thornbill woman to confess to the police of Lynchburg of the crime and implicated Hudson and Hubbard. Big Sand News, Jan 4, 1929

HINKLE, Randolph, Sr.
Seventy-seven years ago, Nov 27th, there was born to Dr. John Hinkle and wife Elizabeth, a son, who was christened Randolph, from infancy to manhood, he was reared in Lawrence county, moving to Peach Orchard, KY, shortly after his marriage to Charlotte Harris, of Newport, KY. A man of industry, frugal in his habits and of unquestionable integrity. He leaves to his sons and daughter of whom 8 survive him a heritage they will do well to emulate. In the evening of Christmas day the summons came to leaves this earth forever. “Like drooping, dying stars, our dearly loved ones go away from our sight. The Stars of hopes, our ambitions, and our prayers, whose light ever shines before us, suddenly pale in the firmament of our hearts and their place is left empty, cold and dark. A father’s strong quick light, that kept our feet from stumbling in the dark and treacherous ways. Gone our forever. No the light has not gone out. It is shining beyond the stars, where there is no night and no darkness forever”. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

HONEYCUTT, Mrs. John
Webbville, Mrs. John Honeycutt aged about 84, died last week after an illness of several months. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18. 1929

HOOSER, Golden Glen
Golden Glen Hooser, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Hooser of near Prichard, WV, died Monday. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. John McComas and burial made in the family cemetery on Gragston Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

HULL, Mary Alice
After a lingering illness which lasted for more than 2 years, the spirit of Mrs. Mary
Alice Hull slipped away peacefully Monday morning to the God who gave it. She had passed the half century mark on life’s high road and her many deeds of kindness and charity will long be remembered. She died as she lived in the triumph of a living faith. She leaves 3 sisters and 4 brothers and a host of friends to mourn the loss of a true sister and friend. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18,1 929

ISON, Tom
Ashland, KY, Jan 9—Tom Ison an employee of the David J. Joseph Company at Clyffside and formerly of Leon, KY was killed Tuesday by Big Sandy passenger train. No. 37 when he stepped from behind a freight train on the east bound track directly in front of the passenger train on the west bound track. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

JOHNSON, Elisha
Prestonsburg, KY Jan 3—Special to Big Sandy News-Recorder—Elisha Johnson age 101, a quaint and interesting character of the hill country, died at the home of his son near Melvin on Left Beaver Saturday after a brief illness of influenza. Although past the century mar he retained his metal faculties clearly until the last, and one week before he died walked from his home to the home of his son at Melvin, 3 miles away. He served in the Confederate Army under General John Hunt Morgan during the Civil War and was with Morgan in the battle in which he was killed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

KIMBLE, Lizzie
Mrs. Lizzie Kimble, 77, a native of Wayne County, WV, died at her home in Williamson, Dec 23. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

LAMBERT, Martha
Mrs. Martha Lambert, 75, mother of Mrs. May Hunt of near Fort Gay, died last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. H. Frasher at Portsmouth. Death was caused by pneumonia. Burial was made at Ceredo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

LEWIS, Isaac
Shock caused by the death of his wife, Mrs. Mollie Lewis, 84, who died one week ago, was the cause of the death Monday of Isaac Lewis, 84, at his home in Oldtown, Greenup County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

LEWIS, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Lewis, 80, of Van Lear, mother of Walter Lewis, mine foreman at Weeksbury, died Dec 29. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

LEWIS, John C.
Paintsville, KY, Jan 9— (From Paintsville Herald) John C. Lewis age 80, died at his home at Van Lear, Wednesday morning following a brief illness from flu. Mr. Lewis’s death came one week after the death of his wife who also died from flu. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

LITTERAL, Virgie
Mrs. Virgie Litteral, 78, widow of the late Marion Litteral, of Oil Springs, Johnson County, died Jan 5 of influenza. In former years she and her husband, conducted the Litteral Home at Oil Springs, which was a mecca for travelers in Eastern Kentucky. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

LITTERAL, William H.
William H. Litteral, 89, of Wheelersburg, OH,, of Johnson County, KY and a Confederate veteran, died at Williamson last week and was buried at Buffalo, Johnson County. He was a brother of W. S. Litteral of Pikeville and Henry Litteral of Auxier. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

LOVELY, John
John Lovely, 61, well known citizen of Fort Gay, died on Thursday of last week after a long invalidism following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Lovely lived near the Hammonds farm below Fort  Gay until 6 or 7 years ago, when he moved to Fort Gay and opened a grocery store. He was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church and of the fraternity of Odd Fellows. Funeral rites were conducted in the Fort Gay Baptist Church Saturday. Rev. Bascom Lakin officiating. The Odd Fellows conducted services at the grave in Fairview cemetery. He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters and 4 sons, Mrs. D. M. Senters of Chattaroy, WV, Misses Oma and Mazie, at home, and Lester Lovely, Louisa; William K. Lovely and C. L. Lovely of DeSota, MO, and W.  C. Lovely of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder,Jan 25, 1929

MARCUM, Fletcher
Fletcher Marcum, 61, a former resident of Louisa, died Monday at his home at South Point, OH. He was a son of the late Capt. Thomas D. and Mollie Bromley Marcum. Surviving are his wife, 2 sisters, Mrs. Alonzo Mims and Mrs. Maude Walton of Catlettsburg and daughter, Mrs. Maude Maddox of Ironton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

MARTIN, Judy
Miss Judy Martin, 80, sister of Henry Stewart of Prestonsburg, died at Minnie, Floyd County, Dec 25. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

MAY, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth May, 90, one of Catlettsburg’s oldest residents, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Hudson, of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

MCCLINNICK, Perry
Perry McClinnick, 35, World War veteran and a native of  Boyd County died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Puckett near Ulysses, this county, Monday, succumbing to the effects of being “gassed” during the war. His remains were taken to Catlettsburg where burial was made Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

MCDOUGAL, T. T.
T. T. McDougal, 74, of Ceredo, who for the past 40 years has been editor of the Ceredo Advance and Kenova Reporter, died at his home Saturday. He had been in ill health for the past year, but it was only recently that he was compelled to give up his duties in connection with his newspapers. He was one of the earliest residents of Ceredo and was well known in Huntington and southern West Virginia. Mr. McDougal came to Ceredo from the northern part of the state in the early eighties and as a printer started his first paper, the Ceredo Advance. He was prominent in political circles and attended each session of the state legislature at Charleston. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Ceredo and is survived by the widow and one daughter, Mrs. Howard levering of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

MCHENRY,
Mrs. George Moore, of Louisa, has received a message that her brother’s wife, Mrs. John McHenry, of Tusculoosa, AL, died Jan 5 in the hospital of Okolona, Miss., of double pneumonia. Mr. McHenry was at one time a citizen of Cordell, this county. Mrs. J. K. Jordan, is a niece of Mr. McHenry. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

MCKENZIE, Ida May
Mrs. Ida May McKenzie, 25, wife of Robert McKenzie of Ashland and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sparks of Offutt, died on Thursday of last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

MEADE, Richard
Richard Meade, 88,, prominent merchant of Meads Station, Boyd County died 2 weeks ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

MILLS, Victoria
Mrs. Victoria Mills, 54, wife of O. W. Mills of Wayne, route 2, died Dec 25. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

MITCHELL, T. J.
T. J. Mitchell, aged 80, prominent Pike County  coal operator died suddenly last Saturday night or Sunday morning in his room at the Greenough Coal Company club house at Hellier. His body was found Sunday morning in his chair. Indicating that he had expired some time during the night. For some time past Mr. Mitchell had been in feeble health. His death came unexpectedly, as he had not been confined to his bed and had been able to be about. Mr. Mitchell came to Hellier in 1909 from Uniontown PA and had resided there since that time, being manager of the Greenough Coal Company. He has made many friends while in Pike county, who will be grieved to know they have lost such a valuable citizen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

MULLINS, Harrison
Harrison Mullins, 72, former resident of Sidney, WV, died Dec 17 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Whitten near Russell, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

MULLINS, Joe
Prestonsburg, KY, Jan 16 Special to Big Sandy News-Recorder—Joe Mullins, 24, was shot and killed by Oliver Martin, 21, son of Maryland Martin, prominent Floyd County citizen, on Stumbo Branch of Left Beaver at dusk yesterday. The two young men apparently good friends, engaged in a friendly wrestle which eventually assumed the fashion of a real fight and Martin drew his gun and fired a single shot which entered Mullins’ abdomen. Mullins was found to be unarmed. The killing took place near the place where a men named Hunt was killed a few years ago, it was alleged by Martin. Martin, however, was later acquitted of the charge. Martin escaped into the hills and has not been arrested. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18,1 929

MUSIC, James
James Music, 44, of Van Lear, father of a large family, several of whom are ill with influenza, was shot and killed at Van Lear last week it is alleged by Everett Brickley, 16, son of Ed Brickley. Yet week from an attack of the flue Music is said to have stepped out of his home  to ask Brickley and another youth not to shoot near his home. They were shooting at sycamore balls with a 22 rifle near his home. Brickley, it is said, became incensed and fired at Music as he sat on a rock. The bullet entered the right temple and shattered the skull causing death an hour later. The Music family is left in destitute circumstances by reason of the father’s death. Young Brickley was held to the action of the grand jury under bond of $2500. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

MUSSER, Dewey
Dewey Musser, 25, of Summit, Boyd County, died last week in an Ashland hospital of acute indigestion. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

NAPIER, Louisa
Mrs. Louisa Napier, 72, died at the home of her son Ed Napier at Rich Creek, Wayne County, WV Jan 10 of cancer and of burns sustained when her clothing caught fire from an open grate. Mrs. Napier was a sister of James Fry postmaster of Stiltner. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

NEWMAN, Mrs. Tany
Mrs. Tany Newman, 38, wife of G. B. Newman of Fed, Floyd County, died Dec 18 of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

NEWSOM, Hannah
Mrs. Hannah Marrissa Newsom, 69, wife of W. H. Newsom, formerly of Virgie, Pike county, died last week at her home in Pikeville of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

NOVAK, Mrs. Emma
Mrs. Emma Novak, 19, wife of John Novak, of Himlerville, Martin County, died last week of influenza. She was a daughter of Joseph Debery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18 19929

PACK, Emily
Mrs. Emily Pack, 78, wife of George W. Pack, of Catlettsburg and a former resident of this county died at her home in Catlettsburg Monday after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Pack formerly resided at Ulysses and moved to Catlettsburg a few years ago. Burial was made at Catlettsburg. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and 9 children, Mrs. Freal Miller, Mrs. Sheridan Boyd, Mrs. General Hensley, Mrs. James Hensley, Walter Pack, Norah Pack, B. H. Pack all of Catlettsburg and Hoda Pack of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Rosa Belle Hall of Stowe, WV. Also 3 brothers and 4 sisters survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

PACK, Tren (Wheeler)
Mrs. Tren Wheeler Pack, aged about 63, wife of Henry Pack, widely known Blaine merchant, died at her home at Blaine last Saturday of double pneumonia which followed upon a brief illness of influenza. Burial was made in the Wheeler Cemetery Monday. Mr. Pack is also ill with influenza and was unable to attend the funeral of his wife. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

PARSLEY, Mark
Mark Parsley, of Kenova, WV, serving a year’s sentence in the Cabell County jail at Huntington for violation of the federal prohibition law died Wednesday following an emergence operation. Burial will be made at Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18,1 929

PARSONS, O.F.
Sandy Hook, KY—Jan 16—O. F. Parsons, 83, brother of county judge R. T. Parsons, of Greenup County, died at his home here of pneumonia, following influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

PENDLETON, Billy
Uncle Billy Pendleton, 80, unique mountain character, died at Paintsville Monday of paralysis. “Uncle Billie” was a typical mountaineer. He was honest fearless and as rugged and sturdy as the mountain oak. He possessed a remarkable physique and weighed in the neighborhood of 300 pounds and never before had known the pangs of illness until stricken with the fatal malady which ended a long and useful life. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

PIGG, Luther
Luther Pigg, 72, prominent citizen of Busseyville and widely known for his interest in religious work, died Tuesday morning of pneumonia and other complications which developed after an illness of influenza. Mr. Pigg built the tabernacle near Busseyville and was instrumental in promoting religious services there, many time bringing preachers here from different points to hold the services. A brother, Lindsey Pigg, died only a few weeks ago. He is survived by his second wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Thad Ranson, of near Louisa. Anther daughter Mrs. Henry W. Bussey, died… Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

PRESTON, Matt
Richardson—Matt Preston, 65, a former resident of this place, died at Burnaugh last Thursday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. H. Miller. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

PRESTON, Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Preston, 82, of Toms Creek, Johnson County, a veteran of the Civil War, died last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

QUEEN, Alice (Lambert)
Mrs. Alice Queen, 53, wife of Jay Queen of Estep, passed away Sunday, succumbing to pneumonia. Mrs. Queen was a daughter of Polemus and Martha Lambert and was born and reared near Estep. She had been a member of the Garrett Chapel M. E. Church South for 25 years. Funeral services were conducted at Garrett Chapel Tuesday morning by Rev. H. B. Hulette of Louisa. Interment was made at Estep. Surviving are her husband, mother, Mrs. Martha Lambert, and 4 sons, Bert Queen, Francis Queen, Polemus Queen and Raymond Queen, all at home. She is also survived by 3 sisters and 3 brothers: Mrs. K. R. Stewart of Ashland, Mrs. George Fannin of Estep, Mrs. Gene Queen of Louisa, B. D. Lambert of Louisa, Charles Lambert of Ashland, John Lambert of Ohio and George Lambert of East Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

RAY, Henry
Henry Ray, 27 assistant fire chief of Huntington, and a native of Wayne County, WV died 10 days ago of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

RICE, Mrs. Sis
Fallsburg—Mrs. Sis Rice died Thursday and was buried Saturday in the Rice Cemetery. Rev. R. H. Cassady conducting the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

RICE, Dica
Aunt Dica Blair, better known to the people of the county as Aunt Dica Rice, died at her home at Denver, KY, Jan 1, from acute indigestion, superinduced by the infirmities of age. Mrs. Blair in many respects was a remarkable woman and had always enjoyed the best of health. As a business woman and trader she had few equals of her sex. She had exceeded the Biblical allotment of three score and ten by 12 years being 82 years of age at death. Mrs. Blair was the widow of the late Andy Rice. After his death she was united in marriage to a Mr. Blair. She was the last surviving member of the old Salyer family of Johnson County, having been a daughter of the late Dave Salyer, one of the old pioneers of this section who lived and died on Barnetts Creek and who amassed a fortune during his time and was a power in financial and political affairs in this county in the period 50 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

ROBINSON, Mrs. Jack
Mrs. Jack Robinson of Island Creek, Pike County died last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

ROBINSON, Sam
“Uncle” Sam Robinson, 77, of Harold’s Branch, Pike County, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

SCOTT, Dow
Dow Scott, 62, father of Magistrate John Scott of Floyd County, died at his home near Amba, Floyd County, Dec 21, of paralysis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

SCOTT, Lydia
Mrs. Lydia Scott, 83, widow of the late Harvey Scott, of Johns Creek, Pike County died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

SEARCY, Mrs. B. F.
Mrs. B. F. Searcy passed away at her home in Huntington last Thursday after a year’s illness. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Station. She is remembered here as Miss Lucy Staton having some years ago frequently visited in Louisa at the home of her sister, Mrs. H. B. Burchett. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

SIZEMORE, William
William (Bill Hawk) Sizemore, 96 year old Confederate veteran succumbed Dec 18 at his home on Bull Creek, near Water Gap, to illnesses attendant upon old age. He was one of the few survivors in this county of those who supported the “Lost Cause” and was a pioneer resident of this section. Of his Civil War comrades only 3 remain in this county, James Wright, Jeff Sizemore and James Cooley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

SMITH, Mrs. George
Kenova, WV, Jan 3—Despondent over ill health, Mrs. George Smith, 35, of Kenova, fired a bullet through her brain Wednesday before her husband, an N & W engineer who was aware of her intention could interfere. She fired the bullet an instant before Mr. Smith could reach her side, after a maid had informed him that she as attempting suicide. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

SPARKMAN, Mrs. Leonard
Mrs. Leonard Sparkman and her 5 months old child, died at the Sparkman home near Jacobs, Carter county, Jan 13, both of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

SPARKS, Mary Jane
Mrs. Mary Jane Sparks, 90, of Hoods creek, Boyd County, died Sunday of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

SPENCER, Mrs. Lee
Mrs. Lee Spencer, 45, daughter of David (Bone) Martin of Greenup, KY died at her home at Drift, Floyd County, Jan 5 of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

STACY, Frankie
Whitesburg, KY, Jan 21—Frankie Stacy, 17, daughter of Cornelius Stacy, lumberman of Troublesome Creek, was fifth victim of 2 powder explosions in the Stacy home, Dec 23. Miss Stacy had just died from her injuries. Four other members of the family were either burned to death immediately or died within a few hours following the explosion of a keg of blastin powder in the home and its complete destruction in December. Ages of the other four victims ranged from 3 to 14. A small child was saved by Frankie, but in rescuing it she suffered burns that resulted in her death. The father and mother were away from home at the time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

STACY
Taylor Stacy, 3 years old, Sally Stacy, 5, Richmond Stacy, 7, Polly Stacy, 11, children of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Stacy, near D???, are dead, the victims of a fire when their home burned Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. Frankie Stacy, 17, was seriously burned. A 2 month old baby boy, names Jim, was rescued unhurt when Frankie handed him out of the kitchen window to her father. A 25 pound can of powder which was in the house in some way exploded resulting the fire that took four of the children’s lives. The powder was used to shoot the coal in a small vein of coal located on the place. About one half gallon is said to have been used from the can before the explosion. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

STACY, William “Smokey Bill”
Whitesburg, KY, Jan 1—“Uncle William” Stacy, oldest man in Eastern Kentucky, known far and near as “Smokey Bill” who celebrated his 102nd birthday, Oct 11, near Troublesome Creek, Perry County, is dead at his home there after a few weeks’ illness. There are those who insist that “Smokey Bill” was even older than that. Birth records in evidence up until a few years ago proved that he was but 102 years old on the date of his last birthday, celebrated Oct 11. Hundreds of relatives, friends and acquaintances came to do honor to the aged veteran at that time. At that time the aged man told of the olden days in the Kentucky mountains, how he trudged from the mountains of North Carolina, blazing a trail with his parents to Kentucky, how for many years it was 12 or 15 miles to the nearest church,  how schools were few and far between and how he managed with a determination to eke out a small education. Mr. Stacy told how he had roamed the wilds, killed deer and bear, and fought back the Indians. “:Smokey” Bill was well preserved. He rarely had been sick. In fact, he was as active as many men of 65, with indications that he would live for years. Nov 6 he walked to the polls and cast his vote for Governor Alfred E. Smith for the Presidency stating that he would vote again. He was a lifelong Republican. When quite young he gained his name by being an inveterate smoker, smoking the cob pipe of old fashioned design. Constant smoking and being out in the open, breathing the pure fresh air and taking ample exercise were recipes for his long life and good health, he said. The end came peacefully. Burial was in the old Stacy Cemetery not far from the old home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11, 1929

STEWART, Ray
Ray Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Al Stewart of Meades Branch died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Harlan Stepp at Borderland, WV on Friday of last week of pneumonia which developed after influenza. Burial was made in the Judd Cemetery, Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

STURGILL, Rinda
Mrs. Rinda Sturgill, 80, of Osborn, Floyd County, died Jan 5. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

SWORD, Eva Jane
Miss Eva Jane Sword, 32, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sword of Pikeville, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

TACKETT, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Tackett, 64, died at the home of her son, W. M. Tackett at Matfield, WV last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

VINSON, Arline
Miss Arline Vinson, about 30 years of age died at her home in Columbus OH, Jan 8. Miss Vinson formerly lived at Fort Gay, and is a niece of W. M. Pauley of Wayne. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Mill Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

WARD, Alma Lois
Kenova, WV, Jan 16—Alma Lois Ward, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Ward of Kenova, died Monday of burns which she received when her clothing caught fire a week ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

WARD, Mrs. Jeffie Ann
Mrs. Jeffie Ann Ward, wife of John V. Ward, of Toms Creek, Johnson County, died Dec 31 of burns sustained Christmas Eve. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

WATKINS, Margaret (Webb)
Mrs. Margaret Webb Watkins, wife of Worth Watkins, of West Van Lear, died Jan 5. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

WEBB, Sam
Whitesburg, KY, Jan 9—“Uncle” Sam Webb, 93 years old, oldest member of a well-known mountain family and a Confederate veteran, died Tuesday at his home at Thornton Creek near Bestin Station in Letcher County after an illness of several weeks. He was a descendant of Daniel Boone. “Uncle” Sam walked to the polls Nov 6. His wife is ill and not expected to live. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

WELLS, Mary Virginia
Mrs. Mary Virginia Wells, 70,, of Williamson, WV died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

WILLIAMS, Dora
Mrs. Dora Williams, 65, of Ashland died last Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 11,1929

WILLIAMS, DOW
Mystery shrouds the manner in which Dow Williams, 18 year old youth of Oil Springs, sustained injuries at Kavanaugh, Boyd County Saturday night which resulted in his death in a Paintsville hospital the following day. Young Williams was found on the railroad tracks about 2 miles below Kavanaugh shortly after midnight Saturday, his skull fractured and one leg severed near the body. He was brought to Louisa and taken in the Curtright ambulance to a Paintsville hospital where he died Sunday. Young Williams, an employee of Jack Turman of Buchanan, in Company with 2 other men, left Buchanan on Saturday night, traveling the railroad in the direction of Kavanaugh, which was the last seen of him until found by the train crew several hours later. He was a son of Dord Williams, of Oil Springs, Johnson County, Interment was made at Oil Springs, Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

WILLIAMS, Mont J.
Mont J. Williams, 73, prominent citizen of Carter County, died Jan 12, at his home at Globe. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

WRIGHT, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Wright, 74, a pioneer resident of Carter County, died at her home near Webbville, Sunday of complications developing after an illness of influenza. Born near Princess, Boyd County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Kouns, she had spent the greater portion of her life in Eastern Kentucky. She was a member of the Christian Church. Burial was made at Flatwoods. Her husband, preceded her in death 4 years. She is survived by 5 children, C.A. Wright, of Franklin Furnace, OH, Cyrus Wright of Flatwoods, Mrs. Viola Hilton of Riverton, Mrs. Maud Hilton of Webbville, and Mrs. Etta Johnston of Raceland. Three brothers, George Kouns, of Westwood, William Kouns of Willard, KY and Jacob Kouns of Princess, also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 25, 1929

WRIGHT, Velma June
Overda—Little Velma June Wright aged 7 months, died Saturday of bronchial pneumonia and spinal meningitis. Burial was made in the Wright Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 4, 1929

YOUNG, James B.
James B. Young, 74, of Williamson, WV, retired advocator and father of R. T. Young, Williamson railroad guardmaster, died last week of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jan 18, 1929

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FEBRUARY

ADKINS, Gus
Gus Adkins, 69, formerly of Beech Fork, Wayne County, WV died Jan 18 at his home in Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

AKERS
The infant of Mrs. Henry Akers of Hellier, died Sunday and was brought here and taken to Lick Creek for interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

ALLEY, Joe
Joe Alley, 40, native Floyd Countian, died Feb 7 of pneumonia at Hueysville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

BAILEY, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Bailey of Falcon, died Feb 4. She was born Oct 7, 1857 and was married to James F. Bailey in 1877. To them were born 11 children, 8 of whom are still living, Taylor, Emmett, and Dewey at home, J. C. Bailey, of Ashland, Floyd, Thurman and Maggie of Falcon. There are 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

BARTRAM, Ray Hoover
Ray Hoover Bartram, 9 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bartram, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday night, succumbing to pneumonia which developed shortly after the Bartram home in Fort Gay was destroyed by fire on the night of Jan 27. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

BENTLEY, Miles
BAYES, Robert
PRATER, Reese
Three men are dead and two are wounded as the results of 2 gun fights in Floyd County and an ambush in Morgan County, according to information received here from Prestonsburg and West Liberty. The dead are Miles Bentley, 28, of Allen, Robert Bayes, 29, of Riceville and Reese Prater, watchman for the O & K Railway at Adele tunnel, Morgan County. The wounded are John Carr, 35, of Allen and Ben Ward, 23, of Weeksbury. Miles Bentley was fatally wounded by Chief of Police Hoover Hinton of Allen when the latter attempted to arrest him for drunkenness. According to reports, Hinton and Galloway Gray, special agent for the C & O Railway, attempted to arrest Bentley and several companions on the county bridge at Allen and a battle ensued in which 35 shots were exchanged. Carr was shot through the right arm and shoulder. After obtaining a large rifle, Hinton accompanied by his brother, Curtis Hinton, returned to the scene and again attempted to arrest the men. Officials were told that Curtin Hinton shot Bentley in the face with a shotgun as he approached  his brother, and the latter shot Bentley in the side and hip after Bentley took shelter behind a telephone pole. Bentley was a son of Thomas Bentley, former coroner of Floyd County. He was unmarried. He was buried Monday in the Mayo cemetery at Allen. Carr is at his home with a gunshot wound in his shoulder.

Robert Bayes died Monday shortly after reaching the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin from a fractured skull sustained Saturday at Weeksbury when Delaney Johnson, 17, struck him on the head with a wrench. Bayes and Johnson were repairing a coal tipple at Weeksbury when an argument developed over their work and Johnson struck Bayes.

Ben Ward was shot through the right lung at Martin by Chief of Police Tavis Flanery when Ward resisted arrest. Ward had alighted from the Long Fork train at Martin and Flanery told him he was under arrest for drunkenness. It was reported that Ward reached for a whiskey bottle to throw it away and destroy evidence and that the police chief mistook his move for  “hip pocket gun play” and shot him. Ward lies at the point of death in the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin.

Mystery shrouds the killing of Reese Prater, watchman for the Ohio & Kentucky Railway Company who was shot through the head from ambush Saturday night as he was on duty at the Adele tunnel, 17 miles south of West Liberty. He died Sunday afternoon without regaining consciousness. The motive of the shooting has not been learned. Dorcie Williams found Prater at the end of the tunnel, near a campfire, Saturday night. A bullet hole in the top of Prater’s head showed that the shot was fired from the top of a cliff nearby. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

BEVINS
Two children of Thomas Bevins, of near Columbus, OH, formerly of Georges Creek, died last week of influenza and were brought to this county and buried in the Bevins Cemetery below Charley on Georges Creek. The Bevins family moved from this county to Ohio a few years ago. One child was past 2 years of age and the other 10 months of age. Rev. J. V. Pack officiated at the double funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

BLACKBURN, James
James Blackburn, 4 year old son of Mitch Blackburn of Huddy, Pike County died last week of a broken hip sustained 15 days before hen he fell while playing. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

BLAIR, Isaiah
Isaiah Blair, 88, Civil War veteran of Pike County, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

BLANKENSHIP, Francis Marion
Francis Marion (Uncle Dock) Blankenship, 81, Civil War veteran of Millers Fork, Wayne County, WV died Jan 2 of flu. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

BOLING, J. M.
J. M. Boling, 66, formerly of this county, died on Thursday of last week at his home at Red Jacket of pneumonia. Mr. Boling was a son of the late William Boling, of Peach Orchard, and moved to Red Jacket more than 30 years ago. At the time of his death he was manager of a store at Red Jacket. His body was brought to Louisa Saturday and taken to Kise where funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Burgess and Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess Boling and 2 sisters, Mrs. J.L. Hibbard, of Peach Orchard and Mrs. John Duncan of Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

BRANDENBURG, W. C.
Paintsville, KY, Jan 31—W. C. Brandenburg, 62, principal of Flat Gap High School and former superintendant of Paintsville city schools, died in a hospital here yesterday of double pneumonia and pleurisy. He came here 10 years ago from Indianapolis and was head of the high school until 2 years ago when he resigned to become principal of the Flat Gap high School. He was also engaged in the oil business. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

BRANHAM, Hattie
Mrs. Hattie Branham, 69, a native of Floyd County and widow of the late Turner Branham, died Friday at the Stephenson Hospital in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

BRYANT, William
William Bryant, 70, formerly of Willard, KY died last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Press Moore at Riverton, Greenup County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

CAINES, Louverna (Johnson)
Mrs. Louverna Johnson Caines, 79, wife of Robert Caines, of Fallsburg, died early Saturday morning, succumbing to pneumonia following an attack of influenza. The deceased had been a member of the M. E. Church South since early womanhood and was revered by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband. A daughter, Dorothy, died a number of years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jack Short, at Yatesville, Sunday. Rev. H. B. Hewlette and Rev. C. W. Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Short cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

CANTERBERRY, Frank
Frank Canterberry, 70, of Laurel Creek, Mingo County, WV died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

CARROLL, John
John Carroll, 72, retired farmer of Matewan, WV died last week of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

CARTER, W. H.
Deputy Sheriff W. H. Carter, 48, former magistrate of Jenkins, was shot and fatally wounded by Martin Craft at Neon Sunday. Carter was wearing a steel breastplate and according to reports, the bullets penetrated the steel breatplace and passed through Carter’s body. The officer, according to Elom Sexton, the only witness, arrested Craft for drunkenness on the streets Craft fired 2 shots directly though Carter’s body, one passing near the heart. Craft’s revolver then jammed, Craft grappled with the officer, took his pistol and fired 4 or 5 more shots 4 of which took effect in Carter’s body. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

CASSADY, Jule
Jule Cassady, died recently at the home of her mother, Mrs. Tamsy Cassady of Inez. She is survived by  one son, Alex Cassady of Inez and by John S. Cassady of Inez, a brother and by Elizabeth Taylor, a sister. Her father, William Cassady, died several years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929

CLEVENGER, James
James Clevenger, 49, of Huntington, formerly of Hellier, KY was one of the 14 miners who lost their lives in a mine explosion at Kingston, WV on Saturday morning of last week. He moved from Hellier to Huntington about 4 years ago. Surviving are his wife, 5 children and the following brothers, George of Van Lear, and Levi and Lon of Hellier. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

COOK, Mrs. Annie
Mrs. Annie Cook, 89, of Sprigg, WV died last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

DANIEL, Sarah J.
Mrs. Sarah J. Daniel, 85, wife of G. W. Daniel, of River, Johnson County, died recently at the Daniel home at River. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

DEAN, James
James Dean, 24, employee of the General Refractories Co. in Carter County was killed last week when he was hit by a C & O train while sitting on the ties at Clark Ford, where it is said 20 persons have been killed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

DELONG, Jerry
Inez, KY, Feb 5—Jerry Delong of Preece, a deaf and dumb mute, died at the home of Mrs. Emma Meadows last Sunday night is the result of influenza complications. Mr. Delong was the son of Emery and Rachel Meadows Delong, deceased. He is survived by Ephram Delong of Edgar,, Harvey Delong of Missouri, Jacob Delong, of Virginia, one sister, Jennie Delong preceded him in death a few years ago. Mr. Delong attended the Danville School for the deaf and was considered onen of the best farmers of his community. He lived alone at his home on Linbark Fork of Cold Water Creek. Burial was made in the Jane Delong graveyard, 2 miles south of Danville on Middle Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8,1 929

DESKINS, Mrs. Polly
Mrs. Polly Deskins, 54, a native of Wayne County, WV died last week at the Big Sandy Hotel in Williamson, where she and her husband John Deskins made their home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

EASTHAM, Mary J.
Mrs. Mary J. Eastham, 93, native of Boyd County and mother of Ed Eastham of Cannonsburg, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Bagby at Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

EKERS
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Ekers of Fallsburg, died Tuesday morning. This is one of the twins born recently to Mr. and Mrs. Ekers and the other one died Jan 12, Mrs. Ekers is confined to her room with pneumonia and their 3 year old son was recently brought home from an Ashland hospital after an illness of pneumonia and pleurisy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

ELAM, Emma Jane
Mrs. Emma Jane Elam, 70, of Morgan County, died at the home of her son, Grant Elam at Ashland last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1,1 929

ELAM, Frank
Brank Elam, 77 of War Creek, Morgan County, died Jan 18. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

FIELDS, Tom
Tom Fields, Baptist minister of Stone Coal Creek, WV died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

FLUTY
The six weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Fluty of Fort Gay, died at Kenova, WV Thursday evening of last week and was buried in the Frazier Cemetery back of their home in Fort Gay, Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

FRAZIER, Esther Elam
Esther Elam Frazier, 94, widow of the late John C. Frazier, died Tuesday 2 weeks ago at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Damron of Madge with whom she had lived since the death of her husband fifteen years ago. Mrs. Frazier was a Christian lady in every respect, having been a member of the Christian Church since 1881. Funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. W. B. Curnutte. Burial was made in the home cemetery by the side of her husband. Survivors are one daughter, and the following grandchildren, Mrs. J.M. Burton of Irad, Mrs. M. L. Johns and Mrs. W. B. Curnutte of Louisa, Forrest Damron of Fallsburg, Mrs. H. H. Mayse of Hazard, Mrs. Con Carter of Dehue, WV, Mrs. E. Thompson of Ratcliff, Mrs. J. A. Peters, Ashland, and John Bell, Lucian and Garnet Damron at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

GOBLE, Walker
Walker Goble, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Goble of Auxier, and a sophomore in the Auxier High School died Jan 29 of a heart attack. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

GOOSLIN, Bryan
Bryan Gooslin, 79, of Road Fork, Pike County, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

GRIZZELL, Prudence (Ferguson)
Mrs. Prudence Ferguson Grizzell, 74, of Huntington, sister of Lindsey, Pola, and Monroe Ferguson of Louisa, died Monday. Besides 5 brothers she is survived by a daughter, Mary Grizzell and a son, Samuel Grizzell. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

HAGER, Angie (Brown)
Mrs. Angie Brown Hager, 85, widow of the late Samuel P. Hager, died early Sunday morning following a 4 weeks illness, Born in Paintsville, Mrs. Hager spent her early life there, moving to Ashland with her husband, shortly after their marriage. Mr. Hager died 2 years ago. Mr. Hager established the insurance firm of S.P. Hager and Son and had many other connections in the business life of Ashland. Surviving are 2 sons, John S. Hager, prominent insurance man of Ashland, and Edgar B. Hager, widely known attorney, also of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

HALE, Gladys (Meek)
Mrs. Gladys Meek Hale, aged about 23, wife of Bennett Hale, died Tuesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Meek at Busseyville, succumbing to tuberculosis. Burial was made Thursday at Busseyville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

HARVEY, L. P.
L. P. Harvey, 54, well known jeweler of Williamson, WV died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

HATCHER, Mary L.
Mrs. Mary L. Hatcher, 85 years old, one of the oldest and best known women of this county, passed away at her home at Cliff, near here, Thursday night, Jan 17, after an illness of several days following influenza. The deceased was not only one of the most prominent women of this county, but was very learned. A member of the M. E. Church South, for perhaps 70 years, Mrs. Hatcher’s life was an outstanding record of faith. She was the daughter of Dr. Hereford, pioneer resident of this county, and was the widow of the late James Hatcher. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

HAY, Henry
Henry Hay, 4 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hay of Portsmouth, died last week and was brought to this county for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

HAYS, Emma (McComas)
Mrs. Emma McComas Hays, 51, widow of the late Sterling Hays, died Wednesday night at her home at Adams. She was a sister of Mrs. Carl Burchett of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929
Mrs. Emma J. Hayes was born Jul 14, 1875 and departed this life Feb 6, 1929 aged 50 years 6 months and 23 days. She was united in marriage to Sterling P. Hayes, May 22, 1892, who preceded her to the Glory Land 10 years ago. To this union were bor 7 children, all of whom survive her She was a kind, loving mother and was liked by all who knew her. She bore her suffering with patience and kindness and hardly complained. She was sick one year being confined to her bed most of the time. She joined the M. E. Church at the age of 15 years and lived a devout Christian life. A Daughter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

HELTON, Lottie
Lottie Helton, 24 of Westwood, Boyd County died in an Ashland hospital Sunday and was buried at Willard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

HENSLEY, Mrs. Robert
Mrs. Robert Hensley, 70, who for a number of years resided in the Buchanan and Bear Creek section was burned to death in her home at Dauleyton, a suburb of Ashland, on Monday of last week. She lived alone in a small log house near the home of her son, Everett Hensley. The son discovered the fire early Monday morning and rushed to the house but could not rescue his mother. The son said she was accustomed to smoking her pipe at times during the night, and he thought this was probably the cause of the fire. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

HERN, Curtis
Curtis Hern, 16, son of Robert Hern, railroad employee at Russell died Friday in the Marting hospital at Ironton of injuries inflicted Wednesday by a schoolmate, Philip Roby, 16, son of a C & O engineer, during a fight in the Russell High School gymnasium. Both were member of the basketball team. Teasing of Roby by Hern and others about his inability to shoot fouls precipitated the trouble. Roby struck Hern in the face with his fist, breaking his neck. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

HONAKER, Maxie (Thompson)
Mrs. Maxie Thompson Honaker, 21, wife of Bertram Honaker, of Jenkins Jones, McDowell County, WV, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave L. Thompson formerly of this county, died Tuesday afternoon on the operating table in a hospital at Bluefield, WV while submitting to an operation for the removal of her tonsils. Her body was  brought to Louisa Wednesday night and taken to Mattie where funeral services were held Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Honaker was born near Busseyville and lived in Louisa during the years in which her father, Atty. D. L. Thompson served as county attorney. She attended the Kentucky Normal College here and later taught school in West Virginia. She moved to McDowell County with her husband shortly after their marriage last July. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Thompson, reside at Hamlin, WV where Mr. Thompson is prosecuting attorney. Besides her parents, she is survived by 4 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder,  Feb 15, 1929

HUFFMAN, Jack
Jack Huffman, young son of Thomas Huffman, of Pikeville, died last Saturday and was buried Monday. His mother was a native of Louisa. Her maiden name was Miss Hester Roffe. Quite a number of relatives live in Louisa and vicinity. Jack was a highly respected boy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

HUNTER, Minta
Prestonsburg, KY, Feb 14—Miss Minta Hunter, 25, was killed under mysterious circumstances at the home of Mont Wicker, Monday, about one mile from Lackey in Knott County. A bullet fired through her head from a .22 calibre revolver caused her death. Suspicion points to either Wicker or his 9 year old daughter as the slayer, according to reports reaching here. According to one version, Miss Hunter ordered the little girl to leave the room where Miss Hunter’s brother, Troy Hunter, lay ill. The child took offense, procured a revolver and shot Miss Hunter. A second version implicates Wicker as the slayer. Wicker is a grandson of Bill Triplett, who died recently leaving a large estate. Miss Hunter was reared in the Triplett home and cared for the aged man during his last illness She had recently filed suit to share in the Triplett estate. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

HUTCHINSON, A. P.
A.P. Hutchinson, 77, of Docks Creek, Wayne County, WV died Jan 17 of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

JOSEPH, Milton
Milton Joseph, 66, of Gullett, Magoffin County, died last week of influenza. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

KENDRICKS, Joe
A badly mangles arm sustained in the mines of the Edgewater Coal Company at Lookout Tuesday, proved fatal to Joe Kendricks, machine man, in the local hospital. The miner died fro loss of blood. Kendricks, who was 30 years of age, was injured by a coal cutting machine, when a small slate fell knocking him into the cutter bar. His arm was horribly mangled and the artery severed. After the accident he walked outside of the mine, a distance of about a half mile. Later he was brought to the local hospital but he had lost so much blood by that time that physicians could not save his life. He is a married man. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929

KING, Ann Laura
Funeral services for Ann Laura King, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. King, who died Wednesday morning in the Grayson hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at the family home near Willard on the Carter-Lawrence County line. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929

LAFERTY, Bill
Bill Laferty, 62, of Town Branch near Prestonsburg, died last week of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

LAMBERT, Charity Malissa
Mrs. Charity Malissa Lambert, 65, of Frost, KY, mother of Mrs. Ed Taylor and Mrs. Mary Ross, of Rush, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

LANDOM, Nancy
Overda & Hicksville—Nancy Landom died at her sister’s home at Columbus and was brought back here for burial. Lour heartfelt sympathy is extended to all the bereaved, as Nancy was a good girl and had many friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

LANSFORD, Martin
Martin Lansford, 91, Civil War veteran of Carter County, died Jan 11 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. tom Lyons at Enterprise. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

MAHAN, Ann (Turner)
Mrs. Ann Turner Mahan, 70, widow of the late Henry Mahan, of Paintsville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ann Ward at Paintsville, Jan 19 of complications arising after influenza, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

MAY, Amanda (Conley)
Grayson, KY, Feb 5—Mrs. Amanda Conley May, widow of the late Thomas Green May, of Johnson County, well known throughout Eastern Kentucky, died Jan 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Hollis in Portland, OR, according to word received here by her daughter, Mrs. Austin Fields. Mrs. May was born in Johnson County, Aug 29, 1849 and was there married to Thomas May, who preceded her in death. She had been ill for more than a year. Surviving are 4 sons Newton and Jack of Ohio and Robert E. and Millard M. May of Washington, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Laura S. Hollis at whose home she died and Mrs. Austin Fields of Grayson. Three stepsons Dr. J. F. May and Reuben May, of Logan, WV, and Dee May of California and one sister, Mrs. L.F. Caudill of Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929

MAYHON, Mrs. Julian
Mrs. Julian Mayhon, 90, of Harvey district, Mingo County, WV died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

MAYNARD, Alvis
Alvis Maynard, 83, died last week at his home on Twelve Pole, near Kiahsville, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

MAYNARD, Lafe
Williamson, WV, Jan 29—Lafe Maynard, 25, was shot through the head and instantly killed by Roy Mullins, 28 a neighbor, in the Mullins home on Cear Fork of Twelve Pole, one of the remote section of Mingo County, when Maynard is alleged to have entered Mullins’ home in an intoxicated condition, and attacked Mullins’ wife. Maynard is alleged to have thrown his arms around Mrs. Mullins as he entered the house, where upon the enraged husband secured his pistol and shot him through the head. Mullins surrendered to deputy sheriff J. O. Young and was lodged in jail. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

MAYNARD, William
William Maynard, 76, former of Leckieville, WV died last week of a cerebral hemorrhage. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

MCGINNIS
Mrs. J. W. (Gyp) McGinnis, 41, a daughter of Lafe Spears of Floyd County died Jan 16 at her home at Lancer, Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

MEADOWS, B???
Mrs. B??? Kiser Meadows, 28, wife of Jack Meadows, of Carter County, died Jan 16, of flu. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

NESBIT, Paul S.
:Paul S. Nesbit, 16, of Vale, Rowan County died in an Ashland hospital last Friday of gunshot wounds said to have been inflicted by Lee Kendall. Burial was made at Soldier. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

PARSONS, Earl
Prestonsburg, KY, Feb 8—(From the Floyd County Times)—Earl Parsons, 24, electrician for the Elkhorn Block Company at McDowell, Floyd County, was shot through the neck and fatally wounded Saturday evening at 7:30 in a poolroom in the company’s mining camp by Mumford Elliott, 25, Shot through the neck, Parsons died 4 hours later. According to the account of the killing reaching here, Elliott fired without provocation. It is said that he came into the poolroom, in which a number of men had gathered, and intoxicated, punched several youths with his cocked revolver. As Parsons was leaving the building Elliott saw him and called him back, it is reported. “You done me dirt one time, “ Elliott is alleged to have told Parsons and fired. The slayer them leaped over the prostrate body of his victim, darted out the door and made his way into the hills of Frazier’s Creek. Officers searching for the slayer this week could not locate Elliott. Earl Parsons was the son of A. F. Parsons former Floyd County coal operator. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

PERKINS, Annie
Mrs. Annie Perkins, 87, of Magoffin County, died last week at the home of her son, Andrew Perkins at Bethanna. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

PRESTON, Roscoe
Atty. Roscoe C. Preston, formerly of this county, died Saturday at his home in Phoenix, AZ, according to word received here. He was for several years city attorney of Catlettsburg. Mr. Preston had been at Phoenix a long time in search of health. His family was with him. He is survived by his wife and 3 young sons. The body will be brought to Richardson, KY for burial and interment will be made there Friday  morning. Mr. Preston was a son of the late Mat Preston of Nats Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

RATCLIFF, Drennon
Drennon Ratcliff, 19 year old youth of Kimper, and an employee of the Sudduth Fuel Company was instantly killed while catching a ride on the N & W shifter near the Sudduthh Fuel company’s tipple at Huddy, Thursday night of last week at 10:30. the boys at Huddy have a habit of catching the shifter and taking a ride every night as she come up the hollow with a load of empties for the coal companies of Pond Creek and it is believed that Ratcliff was on the train and fell or was thrown between the cars, resulting in his death. There was no eye witness as to how the accident happened, and no one knew of the terrible death until his brother found the lifeless body a short time after the train had passed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929

RICHARDS, James
James Richards, 35, of Brush Creek, Greenup County, was stabbed to death Saturday night by his nephew, John Richards, 15, when the older Richards attempted to quell a fight between John Richards and his brother, Dave Richards, at a dance. Dave according to the sheriff of Greenup County, knocked down his uncle and John stabbed him twice, one in the forehead, and again in the left side of the face, inflicting an inch deep gash with the second stroke of the knife. When the uncle of the youths arose from the ground, the younger of the brothers stabbed him again, this time in the back, according to the sheriff, the long blade penetrating the heart and causing almost instant death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

RICHARDSON, Artie Jane
Mrs.  Artie Jane Richardson, 80, died at the home of her son, J. M. Richardson, at Mt. Zion, KY, last week and was taken to Prestonsburg for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

ROSS, Eugene
Eugene Ross, son of the late Mr. and Mrs.  Granville Ross, of Louisa, died at the Soldiers Home at Johnson City, TN, Feb 7, of tuberculosis contracted during the World War. Burial was made in the National Cemetery at Johnson City, TN Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

SCOTT, John
John Scott, of near Hueysville, Floyd County, died last week after a long illness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

SEE, Amanda
Mrs. Amanda See, 68, widow of the late John B. See, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. J. Cupp in Ashland on Monday of last week. She formerly resided on Lick Creek, 6 miles from Louisa. She was a daughter of the late Dock Miller. Her remains were taken to Mary Chapel on Lick Creek where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Billie Burgess and burial was made in the family cemetery. She is survived by 3 sons, Major Mart See of A. M. College, Miss Grover See of Weeksbury and David of Ashland and 3 daughters, Mrs. George Tier and Mrs. L. J. Cupp of Ashland and Mrs. John Cartmell of Weeksbury. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

SHEPHERD, Jake
Jake, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Shepherd, of West Prestonsburg, died last week in the office of Dr. O. T. Stephens at Prestonsburg of lockjaw after an all night fight had been waged for the child’s life by Drs. Stephens and Cottrell. A nail scratch on the hand resulted in lockjaw. The child was brought for treatment too late to save its life. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

SHORTRIDGE, Adam
Adam Shortridge, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bascom Shortridge of Cadmus, this county, was killed instantly last Friday morning at Wheelwright, where he was employed by a coal company as tipple foreman. Young Shortridge was piloting a railroad car gon under the tipple to be loaded when two trailing gons crashed into the one on which he was riding as he brought it to a stop, knocking him onto the track where he was run over by the gon. He was badly mangled and died instantly. The body was brought here Friday night and taken to the Shortridge home at Cadmus. Funeral services were held at the Green Valley school house Sunday with a large assemblage present. Interment was made in the Shortridge cemetery at Cadmus. The untimely death of young Shortridge, coming 3 years after the death of his sister, Miss Louise Shortridge, who was burned to death in her wrecked automobile near Cadmus in June 1925, has incurred for the Shortridge family the sympathy of hundreds in this and neighboring counties. Young Shortridge was very popular to a wide circle of friends and was well known in Louisa, having attended high school here in 1924 and 25. He was a young man of exceptional intelligence and industry. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral was Miss Leta Salyers of Ashland, to whom young Shortridge was engaged. Miss Salyers formerly resided at Wheelwright. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

SLONE, Stella (Adams)
Pikeville, KY, Feb 4—Mrs. Stella Adams Slone 35, was fatally burned on Sunday night while building a fire with kerosene at her home at Wolf Pit. She was the wife of George A. Slone, nigh watchman for the Corrigan McKinney Steel Company there. Slone, who was on duty at the time was attracted by the screams of his wife, and met her running from the building with the clothing in flames. He tore the burning clothing from her, but was badly burned about the hands in doing so. She was brought to the Methodist Hospital here, where she died. Besides her husband she leaves 2 sons and her father, William T. Adams of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8,1 929

SMITH, John
Paintsville, KY, Feb 13—John Smith, 18, son of Tom Smith, of Offutt, died in a hospital here Tuesday night of injuries sustained Tuesday morning when he fell beneath the wheels in attempting to hop a freight train. He sustained internal injuries and a severed leg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

SMITH, Florence (Barnhill)
Mrs. Florence Barnhill Smith, 48, wife of E. L. Smith of Grayson, died last week following a surgical operation. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

SMITH, Mable P.
Mrs. Mable P. Smith, 42, formerly of Prichard, WV, died suddenly Saturday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. P. Hager, in Huntington. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Smith, Mrs. Smith spent her childhood at Prichard and Buchanan. During her mature years she resided in New York, but during the past 6 months she had been with her sister in Huntington recuperating from a recent illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Hager home Monday by Rev. Walton, pastor of the 32nd Street M. E. Church, South, assisted by Rev. J.C. Buckley, formerly of Buchanan, now pastor of the Seventh Avenue M. E. Church of Huntington. Burial was made beside her father in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Helen Smith, 2 sisters, Mrs. S. P. Hager and Mrs. Ceres C. Ross both of Huntington and one brother, S. S. Smith of Buchanan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

SMITH, William H.
William H. Smith, 78, of Huntington and mother of Laura Lambert, of Neal, Wayne County, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

SPANGLER, Emma Lou
Mrs. Emma Lou Spangler, sister of Mr. B. J. Calloway, of Louisa, passed away at her home in Princeton, WV on Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis suffered a few days before. Her husband and one son, Thomas, survive. Mrs. Spangler visited for some time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Calloway about 11 years ago and is pleasantly remembered here. She was from Peterstown, VA. Interment took place at Glen Glynn, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929

STAFFORD, Ben
Paintsville, KY, Feb 12—Ben Stafford, 55, son of the late James Stafford, died at the home of relatives here the first of the week. He was born near Paintsville but lived at Catlettsburg for a number of years. Frank Stafford of Catlettsburg, is a brother of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

STAFFORD, Mime
Aunt Mime Stafford, 81, a native of Elliott County, died last week at the home of her son James Stafford at Olive Hill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

STEPP, Marion
Marion Stepp, 78, died last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Scott of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

VARNEY, Floyd
Floyd Varney, 40, of Hardy, KY, died last week of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

VINSON,  Zachary Taylor
Col. Zachary Taylor Vinson, 71, of Huntington, formerly of Louisa, noted lawyer, capitalist, political leader and Bible lecturer, was found dead in bed at Hot Springs, Ark., on Thursday of last week. Col. Vinson had gone to Hot Springs early in January to spend the winter months. Born Dec 22, 1857 at the old Vinson homestead on Mill Creek, Wayne County, 4 miles from Louisa, the son of Samuel Sperry Vinson and Polly Vinson, Col. Vinson as a youth attended the school in Louisa studying under Dr. G. W. Wroten, T. B. McClure and Prof. Ferguson. During his young manhood his parents moved to Louisa where he resided a few years. He was a graduate of Bethany College, College of Law of the University of Virginia and Boston University. After being admitted to the bra he practiced for a while in Ceredo, later going to Huntington where he became one of the city’s most outstanding citizens. With the late General James lewis Caldwell he established the town of Central City, comprising that area which is now known as West Huntington. He was similarly interested with W.J. Williamson in the establishment of the city of Williamson. He was connected with the transaction through which the Nighbert lands in Logan County were opened up for coal development, and was instrumental also in the opening up of the Jenkins, KY and Pond Creek fields. He was a stock holder in the First Huntington National Bank and had many other important business connections.

Traditionally Col Vinson was of staunch Democratic convictions and a leader of that party in the southern section of West Virginia. But by nature and conviction he was a conservative and when the Democrats nominated Bryan on free silver platform in 1896 he broke from family and party lines to oppose the Nebraskan. His father retained his staunch Democratic convictions and that campaign presented one of the most unusual features of record in this section that of father and son, retaining their amicable relations, but clashing one with another in a series of joint debates. During many campaigns that followed he was a power on the stump for the Republican party. He never ran for office, though he was often urged to make the race for United States senator. Twice he was offered diplomatic post but declined. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 8, 1929

WALLACE, Kimball
Kimball Wallace, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wallace of Kenova, and formerly of Glenhayes, WV, died Sunday of tuberculosis. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Glenhayes. Mr. Wallace moved with his parents to Kenova about 2 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

WARD,
West Liberty, KY, Jan 26—Double funeral services were held at Nannie, near here Monday for Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ward, who died within 2 days of each other of flu. Mrs. Ward died Friday and Mr. Ward Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

WELLMAN, Sanders
Sanders Wellman, 72, wifely known citizen of Rich Creek, dropped death while hewing ax handles in the wood lot at his home near Ellen Tuesday. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters, Will and Milt, of Ellen, and Felix, of Hardy, and Miss Victoria at home and Mrs. Eugie Gussler of Ellen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

WHEATLEY, John Brown
Paintsville, KY, Feb 13—John Brown Wheatley, 28, son of the late Prof. J.B. Wheatley well known Big Sandy Educator, was found dead early Wednesday morning on a path leading over the hill from Jennie’s Creek to Paintsville. It is believed that he froze to death while intoxicated. It is said that he was intoxicated when last seen late Tuesday evening on Jennie’s creek traveling toward Paintsville. No injuries were found on his body to indicate foul play. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 15, 1929

WHITE, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy White, 85, widow of Harrison White, of the Gilbert section of Mingo County, WV died last week of flu. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

WILLIAMS, Dr. F. M.
Dr. F. M. Williams, for a number of years a resident physician of Paintsville, died at his home in Lexington, VA on Tuesday of lat week following a stroke of paralysis. Dr. J.C. Gambill, brother in law of Dr. Williams, and his brother, Dr. Pleasant Williams, went to Lexington and accompanied the body to Ashland for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

WOLFE, Grover
GIBSON, Lindsey
Grover Wolfe, 41, of Ironton, OH superintendent of the Wells-Elkhorn Coal Company, and Lindsey Gibson were killed and Elza Hunt was seriously wounded in a gun fight at Estill, Floyd County, Sunday. According to reports received here Wolfe and Hunt were walking along the railroad tracks together. Gibson being in advance of them. The two men were talking and laughing, when Gibson turned declaring: “You are making fun of me, “ and fired, according to an account received in Prestonsburg. Wolfe fell mortally wounded and Hunt then shot Gibson, who in turn, shot Hunt, it was reported Gibson died in a few minutes. Wolfe died at 11 o’clock Sunday night in the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin. Hunt was put in jail at Wayland on a murder charge. Later he was removed to the hospital at Martin. A wife and 4 children survive Wolfe. Gibson leaves his widow and one child. Hunt has a wife and several children. Hunt and Gibson were brothers in law. Both were miners for the company of which Wolfe was superintendent. Wolfe’s body was taken to Ironton, OH for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

WORKMAN, Emeline (Wilson)
Mrs. Emeline Wilson Workman, 86, widow of Casander Workman of the Twelvepole section of Wayne County died Jan 20. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 1, 1929

WRIGHT, Samuel H.
Samuel H. Wright, 61, of Island Creek, Pike county, former field agent for the State Tax Commission died Feb 7 of paralysis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

WYATT, Tom
Tom Wyatt, 85, of Pikeville, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Feb 22, 1929

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ADAMS, Jeanne
After an illness extending over the past year and which had confined her to her home almost 6 months Miss Jeanne Adams, 35, passed peacefully away at 10 o’clock last Saturday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jennie C. Adams in Louisa. The only child of James C. Adams, deceased, a former proprietor of the Brunswick Hotel and Mrs. Jennie Adams, she came to Louisa from Portsmouth, OH with her parents when quite young and had spent the greater part of her life here, where she was much beloved in her circle of friends. Besides her mother, among surviving relatives are an aunt, Mrs. E. E. Shannon, and 2 uncles, Mr. John C. Cummings, of Louisa and Mr. Sam Adams of Chicago, IL. A brief funeral service was held at the home at 9:30 Monday morning the Rev. Harvey C. Porter, pastor of the M. E. Church, South and Rev. V. E. Fryman, pastor of the M. E. Church,, officiating. The body was taken in the Curtright funeral car to Portsmouth, OH where interment was made by the side of her father, with service at the grave by Rev. Harold Hohly, rector of the Episcopal Church, of which Miss Adams had been a member since childhood. The funeral cortege leaving here at 10 o’clock arrived at Greenlawn Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

ADKINS, Howard
Howard Adkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Adkins of the Yatesville station, died recently. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

ARMS, Milford
Milford Arms, 54, Paintsville Attorney died Mar 8, at his home in west Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

BALDRIDGE, James
James Baldridge, 45, native of Dewey, Floyd County, died last week in Lexington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

BARKER, Harvey
Catlettsburg, KY, Mar 12—Harvey Barker, the 1 year old son of Preston Barker, of Laurel, Boyd County, was fatally injured yesterday at a point near his home where the Mayo Trail intersects with the Midland Trail when run over by an automobile driven by a Cannonsburg garage owner. The youth died of a fractured skull. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

BELCHER, Richard
Richard Belcher, aged about 75, a former C & O carpenter, died at his home at Gallup on Wednesday of last week of influenza and complications. His wife died about a year ago. He is survived by 7 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

BEVINS, Martha (Henley)
Mrs. Martha Henley Bevins, 73, widow of the late W. M. Bevins, died at her home at Millard, Pike County last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

BLACKBURN, Barney B.
Barney B. Blackburn, 86, Civil War veteran, died last week at the home of his son, Robert Blackburn, at Road Fork, Pike County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

BOWE, William T.
Mr. William T. Bowe, 65 year sold, died at his home at Walbridge Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon by the Rev. Albert Miller. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Bowe, 3 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. Ed Tillman of Louisa, Miss Ethel Bowe at home and Mrs. James Bowen of Walbridge, James B. of West Virginia and John Bowe, of Mill Creek and one sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

BROMLEY, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Bromley, 76 years of age, died in St. Louisa a few days ago. She was a native of Fort Gay, WV, daughter of Samuel Dawson and widow of John Bromley. ??? was an aunt of Mrs. James A. Hughes, Mrs. Donald Clark, and Dr. L. T. Vinson of Huntington. Two sons and one daughter survive her: Samuel and Wayne and Mrs. Harry Louderman, all of whom live in St.  Louisa. The interment was made there. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

BURCHETT, Wayford
West Liberty, KY Mar 4—Wayford, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Burchett of Fugitt, Morgan County, died 24 hours after falling backwards in a tub of boiling water. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

CAIN, Sarah (Copley)
Mrs. Sarah Copley Cain, 72, wife of W.T. Cain, Sr. prominent Louisa attorney, passed away at her home here Thursday night of last week, succumbing to heart trouble and a complication of diseases which had rendered her an invalid for more than a month. An illness which developed some years ago rendered her a semi invalid shortly after submitting to an operation in 1922. The illness which culminated in her death Thursday night assumed serious proportions about a month ago, causing intense suffering, which she bore with great fortitude. Mrs. Cain was born in Wayne County, WV Jun 15, 1856, a daughter of James and Virginia Copley, pioneer residents of this section. In 1881 she was married to W.T. Cain, and shortly thereafter moved to Inez, where they resided until coming to Louisa in 1906.

A quiet home loving lady, kindly and unassuming and a devoted mother, Mrs. Cain possessed many beautiful characteristics which endeared her to all who knew her. She joined the M.E. Church more than 40 years ago and had lived a devout Christian life. Surviving are her husband and 6 sons: William T. Jr., Arthur Russell and Frederick F., of Louisa, James M. and Arlie V. of Charleston and Walter L. of Wayne. Another son, Charles Leonard, died some years ago. She is also survived by 3 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Solomon Cassell, Jobe, KY, Mrs. C. W. McKenzie, Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Lee Kirk, Huntington, WV, and James D. Copley of Logan, WV. Attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives the funeral was conducted at the home on Madison Street Sunday afternoon amid floral tributes of rare beauty and great profusion. Rev. V. F. Fryman, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, was the officiating minister, being assisted by Rev. H. B. Hulette, who in the course of a brief funeral talk, paid tribute to the life of the deceased. Rev. Harvey C. Porter, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, South, afforded an impressive prayer. Interment was made on Pine Hill. The six sons of the deceased acted as pall bearers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

CALHOUN, Bill
Bill Calhoun, 34 assistant mine foreman for the May Coal Company of Alphoretta, Floyd County, died Feb 16. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

CASTLE, Mrs. Faris
Mrs. Faris Castle, formerly of West Van Lear, but late of Glo, died one day last week a the Paintsville hospital, where she had been taking treatment for a few days, the physicians having exhausted all their resources, failing their efforts, for desired results suggested treatment at the Paintsville Hospital. Everything was done that was possible, but death came as a relief to end her suffering. She was a splendid woman, and leaves behind a husband and 2 small children, a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

CLAYTON, Stanton F.
Stanton F. Clayton, 70, a native Louisian, died at his home in Ashland on Wednesday of last week, 4 days after the death of his brother, who passed away at his home here the previous Saturday. Death of Stanton Clayton followed an illness of 3 months. Born in this county, Mar 19, 1858, a son of the lat Judge John Clayton and his wife, Stanton Clayton spent his early life here, moving to Ashland about 30 years ago. He was a devout Christian and regularly attended the Ashland Church of God, of which he was a member. Funeral services were conducted at the Ashland Church Saturday, Rev. E. L. Voight officiating. Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Bolner, also one brother, Judge J. B. Clayton of Louisa. Big Sandy  news, Mar 8, 1929

CLAYTON, W. B.
W. B. Clayton, 59, police judge of Louisa, died at his home here early Saturday morning, succumbing to ulcers of the stomach which had confined him to his home for 3 weeks. For a number of years Judge Clayton was confined to his home by a prolonged invalidism. About 7 years ago, however, his health materially improved and in 1925 he made the race for Police Judge and was elected, largely through a house to house canvass conducted by his wife. He served diligently until he became ill again 3 weeks ago. He was a son of the late John Clayton, who served as County Judge of Lawrence county several years ago. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Harvey C. Porter, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, South. Due to the inclemency of the weather, the funeral was not held at the church as had previously been announced. Interment was made in Pine Hill cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Junetta Vaughan Clayton, 2 daughters, Mrs. Floyd Williamson of Louisa and Mrs. Ross Thompson of Williamson, and 2 brothers, Stanton Clayton of Ashland and Judge J. B. Clayton of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

COLEMAN, H. M. (Harve)
H. M. (Harve) Coleman, 67, died last week at his home at Ineger, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

CONLEY, Frank
Paintsville, KY—Feb 26—Frank Conley, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Conley, of Van Lear, was run over and ground to pieces by a C & O shifter train at a slide where he had been left as a watchman. Conley, a section laborer, was watching a slide 3 miles from here when he met his death. The train crew expressed the opinion that he had gone to sleep on the tracks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

COPLEY, Martha (Hammond)
Mrs. Martha Hammond Copley, 72, wife of Jim Copley, of Wayne County, WV, died Mar 1 from a broken leg sustained in a fall some weeks ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

DAVIS, Lyss
Lyss Davis, 51, of Ulysses died Monday succumbing to a cerebral hemorrhage which followed upon an illness of kidney trouble. He was a son of the late Sam Davis. Surviving are his wife and 5 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

DEAN, Mary
Mrs. Mary Dean, 85,  formerly of Prichard, WV, died Feb 20 at the home of her son, Joe Dean, at Kenova, of paralysis. Funeral services and burial were conducted on Thursday of last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

Mrs. Mary Dean, 85, mother of Harve Dean of Prichard, died Feb 20, at the home of her son, Joe Dean, at Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

DOLE, Della
Mrs. Della Dole, 54, of Thealka, died recently. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

FANNIN, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Fannin, 72, widow of the late David Fannin, and a sister of Hart Nunley of Buchanan, KY, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Fields of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

FREEMAN, Isaac W.
Isaac W. Freeman, 85, Civil War veteran, and father of James Freeman, of Fort Gay, died on Wednesday of last week at his home near Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

FULLER, F. E.
F. E. Fuller, 61 son of the late Col. And Mrs. J. M. Fuller, of Shoals, Wayne County, WV died Mar 9 at his home at Gallipolis, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

GALLAGHER, Edward
Edward Gallagher, 72, Boyd County farmer, was found dead in his bed on the Mayo Trail near Catlettsburg early Tuesday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

GILLIAM, Goldie
SKAGGS, Will
Ran Skaggs, 30, who was tried before United States Commissioner L. T. McClure, at Paintsville last week on a charge of violating the prohibition law and released on bond when held to the federal grand jury, Monday shot and killed Mrs. Goldie Gilliam, 38, and his uncle, Will Skaggs, 53, two of the persons who testified at his trial, and wounded Will Skaggs’ son and James Skaggs. The killings occurred in the Red Bush section of Johnson County near the Junction of Lawrence, Johnson and Morgan counties, where the parties live. Reports reaching here said that Skaggs mounted his horse after the killing and rode away, declaring there were “three more” he was going to kill. A posse of Johnson officers left immediately for the Red Bush section, but returned to Paintsville Wednesday after a vigilant search for the slayer had proved fruitless. It is believed that Skaggs shouldered his rife and fled into Morgan County.

Sheriff H. B. Adams attributed the killings and the alleged wounding by Skaggs of a cousin to ill-feeling growing out of liquor trafficking in the Johnson County oil fields. Mrs. Gilliam and Will Skaggs were witnesses before United States Commissioner L. T. McClure, who held him to the Federal grand jury on a charge of operating a moonshine still. According to reports issued at the sheriff’s office at Paintsville, Ran Skaggs and Mrs. Gilliam met in Mrs. Gilliam’s store at Red Bush and Mrs. Gilliam fled to the store of Squire Kelly, nearby. Skaggs followed her into the Kelly store, it is reported, and asked her, “What did you tell those lies on me for?” when the woman made no reply, Skaggs shot her in the chest, and after she fell, shot her twice in the head, according to unconfirmed reports.

Leaving the store, Skaggs on his way to his home on Gilliam Branch 2 miles away, passed the home of Will Skaggs who with his son was seated on the porch after having partaken of the noon day meal. From a field 75 yards away Ran Skaggs fired several shots from a high powered rifle at those on the porch. At the first shot, Will Skaggs sank in his chair, mortally wounded from a bullet which passed through his chest near the heart. Another bullet passed through the leg of James Skaggs son of the slain man, as he was fleeing into the house. Mrs. Gilliam is survived by  her husband, Martin Gilliam, and a daughter. Skaggs is survived by his wife, 2 sons and a daughter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

HARMON, Randolph
Randolph Harmon, 30, of Road Fork, KY died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

HATEN, Anne
Mrs. Anne Haten, 85, widow of the late Meredith Haten, died last week at her home in Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

HATFIELD, Levisa (Chafin)
Mrs. Levisa Hatfield, widow of the late “Devil Anse” Hatfield, chieftain of Hatfield clan in the Hatfield-McCoy feud which raged along the Kentucky-West Virginia border nearly a half century ago, died at the Hatfield homestead on the head of Island Creek in Logan County, WV last Friday, succumbing to complications which developed from pneumonia contracted shortly after celebrating her 86th birthday last December. Her body was laid to rest Sunday by the side of her renowned husband in the old family graveyard on a hillside overlooking the home place. Immediately after word of her death was announced in the papers and over the radio relatives from all over the southern West Virginia and Kentucky began to gather at the old homestead, and on Saturday night 200 near relatives had gathered to pay their last respects and on Sunday afternoon when the hour for funeral services arrived it was impossible for even the kinfolk to find room in the home to hear the words of consolation to the living and praise of the dead. Due to failing health Uncle Dyke Garrett, who had been the family spiritual advisor for scores of years was unable to attend and take charge of the last rites, which were conducted by Rev. Giffin of Crystal Block, Rev. Joe Hatfield, a nephew of Williamson, Rev. Harvey Chafin, another nephew of Williamson and Rev. W. R.  Eskew of Omar.

Her son, Dr. Elliott R. of Charleston attended and his presence recalled the touching scene at the graveside of his father 8 years ago when he was reunited with his brother, Anderson (Cap) with whom he had been estranged for several years, the conciliation being due to earnest pleading of the  father as he lay on his death bed. Mrs. Hatfield was born Dec 20, 1842, in Pike County, KY, a daughter of Nathan and Matilda Chafin. At the time of the death of her husband, on Jan 6, 1921, the two had been married 61 years and had reared a family of 13 children. As her husband was known for his participation in the Hatfield-McCoy feud in the early history of the county, she was likewise known loved and honored for her fortitude and assistance to those who needed help or a loving mother’s care. It has been stated by those who knew her that she had watched over and reared a family of 22 children—those of her own, and sons and daughters of relatives who had been killed in the feud and left their little ones with no one to look after them.

Shortly after the death of her husband in 1921, Mrs. Hatfield was persuaded to leave the old homeplace on Island Creek and make her home with her son, Tennis, but she was not satisfied away from the scenes of her earlier life and a year ago the sons started remodeling the old family home, making modern improvements and fixing it so that their aged mother could return and rest in peace and quiet without great tax on her failing health. Ten children survived, one of whom William Anderson Hatfield, a Deputy Sheriff in Logan County, was an active figure in the long-standing feud that spattered the West Virginia and Kentucky border counties with blood. Another son, T. S. Hatfield, is Sheriff of Logan County. Three of the 13 children born to the noted feudist and his wife are dead. “Devil Anse” died in 1921 and a life size statute of him, erected by his friends, stands near his home. Henry D. Hatfield, United States Senator from West Virginia is a nephew of “Devil Anse”. The number of killings that marked the warfare between the Hatfield and McCoy clans in the many years it continued is not known. Efforts of peace officers and courts to end the feud failed repeatedly and it was not until the two families moved to widely separated sections that the strife stopped. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

HAYES, John, Jr.
John Hayes, Jr., 51, died suddenly at his home on Georges Creek near Charley, Monday night after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was a son of the late John Hayes, of Georges Creek. Surviving are his wife, 3 brothers, Wesley, Lafe and Green, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Justice and Mrs. Wert Williams, all of the Georges creek section. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

HEREFORD, Nan
Mrs. Nan Hereford, 62, mother of John T. Hereford, defeated candidate for the House of Delegates from Wayne County, WV died last week in Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

HOBBS. Lorenzo Dow
Lorenzo Dow Hobbs, 63 died 2 weeks ago at his home at the Mouth of Turkey Creek on Upper Beech Fork, Wayne County, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

HOLBROOK, William B.
William B. Holbrook, 68, of Hampton City, Boyd County, died Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

HUGHES
Mrs. Hughes, of Gray Eagle, died Monday morning at her home. She had been confined to her bed for 18 months. The body was taken to Paintsville, KY for burial. She leaves a husband and several small children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

HUTCHINSON, Henry M.
Henry M. Hutchinson, venerable citizen of Elk Fork, Morgan County and uncle of County Judge L. D. Fyffe of Louisa, died at his home Monday, Mar 4, at the age of 86 years. Mr. Hutchinson was a consistent member of the Baptist church. He was born in the Elk Fork community near the place of his death, and has always been a citizen of Morgan County. He was a very highly respected citizen and was loved by all his neighbors. Mr. Hutchinson become one of the charter members of the Masonic order, lodge 755, at Elk Ford, July 1878, and was faithful to his lodge nearly 51 years. The body was laid to rest in the family cemetery near his home, the Mason conducting the services at the grave. The deceased is survived by his wife, 7 children and one sister and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

JARVIS, Mary (Scott)
Mrs. Mary (Scott) Jarvis, 85, a well known Carter County lady, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Tabor in Olive Hill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

JOHNSON, Mrs. George
Mrs. George Johnson, 75, of Borderland, WV died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

JUSTICE, Gladys
Mrs. Gladys Justice, wife of James Justice, of Huddy, Pike County, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8,1 929

KINSTLER, Charley W.
MAYNARD, Sherill
Charley W. Kinstler, 44, and Sherill Maynard, aged about 30, both of Fort Gay, were drowned and Talmage Wells, also of Fort Gay, narrowly escaped a similar fate shortly after midnight Wednesday, when the automobile in which they were driving failed to negotiate the sharp curve leading onto the bridge at Dickson, 7 miles beyond Wayne, and crashed through the cable guards into the turbulent flood waters of Twelvepole Creek. Wells fell through an opened door as the auto plunged into the water and was carried down the stream a quarter of a mile by the current of the flood before gaining the shore. Bodies of Kinstler and Maynard have not been found at the time the News goes to press Thursday afternoon.

Clarence McGinnis, who lives near the Dickson bridge, rushed to the scene shortly after hearing the crash and found Wells as he reached the shore. Wells gave a brief account of the tragedy. He could not account for the accident but said that the car turned over once going over the embankment and again after plunging into the water. Approach to the bridge is made by a sharp curve and a dense fog which hovered along Twelvepole Creek that night. Early Thursday morning a rescue party headed by Sheriff Ketchum, of Wayne, succeeded in pulling the submerged auto to the surface but the bodies of Kinstler and Maynard were not in the car. Fear was expressed that they had been swept away by the flood. Kinstler, a brother of J. B. Kinstler, of Louisa, conducted a blacksmith shop at Fort Gay. Maynard is a son of G. D. Maynard and was associated with his father in conducting the Fort Gay and Louisa Auto Sales Company at Fort Gay. The trio were en route to Huntington when the tragedy occurred, it is believed. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

KINSTLER, Charley
After having been in the water 20 days, the body of Charley Kinstler of Fort Gay, who with Sherill Maynard, was drowned on the night of Feb 27 when their automobile plunged into the flooded waters of Twelvepole creek after it had failed to negotiate the sharp curve leading into the bridge at Dickson, WV was found Tuesday morning about a miles below the scene of the accident by his brother, Sam Kinstler of Kenova, WV. While traversing the stream in a boat preparatory to beginning a day’s search, Mr. Kinstler noticed a form below the surface of the water resembling that of a man. Upon investigating it proved to be Kinstler’s body hung on a snag on the bed of the stream, in water about 3 feet deep. The body was covered with mud and was practically undiscernable. It was brought to Louisa in the ambulance of Frank Pigg and prepared for burial. The body was in a good state of preservation due it is said to the icy coldness of the water.

After the finding of Kinstler’s body friends questioned the powers of the Chesapeake, OH medium who is claimed to have brought about a spiritual communication between Otto Frazier and the drowned men, in which the drowned man is reported to have told Frazier that his body was lying between the branches of 2 trees which had fallen into the creek about a mile below the Dickson bridge. The body was found on the opposite side of the creek about 300 feet from the trees described. The body of Sherill Maynard, who lost his life in the same accident, had not been recovered at noon Thursday and search was being continued. A third passenger in the ill-fated auto, Talmadge Wells, swam to the shore and escaped drowning. Funeral services for Kinstler were conducted in the M. E. Church, South at Fort Gay, Wednesday morning with Rev. L. D. Bryan and Rev. Campbell officiating. Scores of people attended the funeral. The church was crowded to capacity and dozens were forced to remain on the outside. Mrs. Martha Kintsler, aged mother of the drowned man was unable to attend the funeral, being ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Welch in Ritman, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

LAFERTY
Mrs. Jack Laferty, about 40 yeas old and the mother of 12 children died Saturday at her home near Dewey, Floyd County. She and her 2 babies, twins whose birth resulted in her death, were buried Sunday in the same grave, according to a report received here. Mrs. Laferty was a woman of fine character and had many friends. She is survived by her husband and 10 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

LESTER, Polly (Sparks)
Mrs. Polly Sparks Lester, 92, widow of the late Harry Lester, of the Martha section of this county, died Mar 16. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rutha Bailey of Martha and 2 brothers, Nelson Sparks of Louisa and Benton Sparks of Fire Brick, KY. She is also survived by descendants even to the fifth generation. She had been a devout member of the Baptist Church for many years. Deceased was a daughter of Calvin and Sally Sparks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

LITERAL, Mrs. Harry B.
Mrs. Harry B. Literal, 87, of Carter county, died recently in Chattanooga, TN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29,1 929

MANNING, J.C.
J.C. Manning of Middletown, OH formerly of Morgan County, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

MARTIN, J.E.
J. E. Martin, 63, of Huntington, was bound dead in bed at his home Monday. He is a brother of Leck Martin of Maytown; Mrs. W. E. Estep of Garrett and Mrs. Julia Martin of Martin, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

J. E. Martin “Jim Buck” Martin, 63 years old, a native of this county and former prominent citizen of this place, was found dead in bed at his home in Huntington, WV Monday morning by his son, Wellman Martin. Death was ascribed to heart failure. The deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Martin, and was born at Wayland, this county. Following his mother’s death while he was a mere child, he was reared by the late J. C. Martin, Sr., of this place. He was married to Miss Mate Callihan, sister of Drs. W. R. and G. D. Callihan and Mrs. Belle C. Gardner all of Prestonsburg. Mr. Martin was formerly associated in business here with the late H. H. Fitzpatrick, his death marking the passing within a week of 2 former business partners of Mr. Fitzpatrick, the other being, T. R. May, of this place. Mr. Martin moved from Prestonsburg to Lewis County a number of years ago and for the past 8 years had resided in Huntington, where he was a traveling salesman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

MAY, T. R.
Prestonsburg, KY, Mar 22 (From Floyd County Times)—T. R. May, 69 years old, one of Floyd County’s most prominent citizens, ex-tax commissioner of this county died at his home here Tuesday of heart failure. The deceased was the son of William and Cynthia Powers May, pioneer resident of this section and was a native of this county. He was married to Miss Maggie Auxier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Auxier, prominent residents of this county and to this union one daughter, Mrs. D. C. Richmond, of this place was born. Besides his activities in the civic and business life of his community, Mr. May was devoutly religious and his was a splendid character. For a number of years he was associated with the late H. H. Fitzpatrick here in the mercantile business. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

MAYNARD, Roscoe
Catlettsburg, KY Mar 26—Roscoe Maynard, 28, Hampton City, son of W. T. S. Maynard, died in an Ashland hospital Sunday of a fractured skull and other injuries sustained Saturday when hit by a C & O train at Oklahoma crossing on the Big Sandy division. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

MAYNARD, Sherill –see under Charley W. Kintsler

MAYNARD, Tom
Tom Maynard, 83, retired farmer and formerly of this county, died at his home in Fort Gay, Saturday, succumbing to a cerebral hemorrhage following a short illness of paralysis. Brief funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday by Rev. L. D. Bryan, and on Monday the body was taken to Georges Creek where interment was made. Mr. Maynard was a civil war veteran and a member of the M.E. Church South. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Joe Preston, Patrick, Mrs. Forest Childers, Ashland, Mrs. George Boyd Thacker, WV, John F., Richardson, M. E., Williamson, E. E, Georges Creek; Charles , Meads Branch, Allen, Columbus, OH, Drew, Man, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

MCCLAIN, James
James McClain, 76, well known citizen of Morgan County, died Mar 2 at the home of his son, Frank McClain of Lenox. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

MCCOY, Hurston
Hurston McCoy, 36, of Cove Gap, Wayne County, WV, died Feb 14 of spinal meningitis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

MCKENZIE, Rebecca Jane (Salyers)
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Salyers McKenzie, 79, widow of the late John McKenzie of Tabors Creek, WV, died at the home of her son, Larkin McKenzie, Feb 21. Surviving are 11 children, 64 grandchildren and one brother who resides at Flat Gap, Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

MEEK, Howard
Paintsville, KY, Mar 8—Howard Meek, 22, died a the Golden Rule hospital here from a gunshot wound received Saturday at his home on Greasy Creek, Johnson County. The youth it is said, accidentally discharged his own pistol the ball passing entirely through his body. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

MERRICKS, John
John Merricks, 48, former policeman of Williamson, WV, and brother of James and Will Merricks, of Wayne, died Mar 9, at his home at Ragland on Pigeon Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

MILLER, Charles
Charles Miller, 72, of Ashland, formerly of Bear Creek section of this county, died in a Cincinnati hospital Tuesday, of pneumonia which developed following a surgical operation. Deceased was a brother of Fred Miller, well known Louisa merchant. Following the operation a month ago, Mr. Miller suffered a paralytic stroke, but he rallied and was well on the road to recovery when pneumonia developed. Mr. Miller moved to Ashland some years ago. He was an active Sunday school worker and a highly respected citizen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

MOONEY, Cornelia
Mrs. Cornelia Mooney, mother of Mrs. Edward Stumbo, of Martin, died Feb 8 at Heyworth, IL, a victim of paralysis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

NEWSOM, Martha
Mrs. Martha Newsom, of Salt Petre, WV died Feb 26. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

PINSON, Frank
Frank Pinson, brother of Herman Pinson, of Kermit, was killed by a slate fall in the Puritan mines last Friday. The body was brought to the home of his brother and kept overnight and then taken to Inez, KY for burial. Mr. Pinson leaves a wife and 4 children to mourn his loss besides several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

PINSON, Mrs. Robert
Mrs. Robert Pinson, 78, died 2 weeks ago at the home of her son, R. L. Pinson at Betsy Layne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

POPE, Hazel Jean
Hazel Jean Pope, 4 year old daughter of Deputy Sheriff Commodore Pope and Mrs. Pope died at the Pope home here Sunday after a six weeks illness of lung trouble. Burial was made Tuesday afternoon in the Wallace Cemetery near Donithan. Rev. Sam Maynard officiated at the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

PREECE, Henry
Inez, KY, Mar 13—Henry Preece 88, venerable Civil War veteran and merchant, who resided at Preece, on Coldwater Fork of Rockcastle, died at his home on Wednesday of last week. He was the last surviving member of the older Preece family and was a great uncle to Sheriff Phil Preece of Louisa. Surviving are 11 children, Daniel Boone Preece, Preece, KY, Wilburn Preece and C. C. Preece, Kermit, WV, U. S. Preece, Milo, KY, Zephaniah Preece, Preece, KY, Henry D. Preece, Louisa, Ben Preece, Preece, KY, Marion Preece, Burch, WV, Mrs. Delilah Ward, Greasy creek, KY, Mrs. Mary Muncy, McClure, KY and Miss Emma Preece, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

PRESTON, John
Paintsville, Mar 13—John Preston, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Preston living near here, was struck and injured fatally by a C & O railroad freight train, near a tunnel 2 miles from here today. He was brought to the Golden Rule hospital here and died an hour later. His legs were cut off in the accident. He was said to have been taking dinner to his 2 brothers working on the track when he was struck. He is the third son in the family to meet death by accident in 3 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

PRESTON, Roscoe C.
Roscoe C. Preston, who died suddenly at his home in Phoenix, AZ was buried at Richardson, KY last Friday. Mr. Preston was a prominent young attorney of the Catlettsburg bar before going west to reside. He graduated from the State University of Lexington in 1912 with an A. B. degree and I n1913 graduated from the University with an L. L. D.  degree. He was noted as a star athlete in baseball in Kentucky. He was married in 1914 to Miss Jane E. Gaines of Frankfort, KY and to this union 3 sons were born who survive him. He served as City Attorney of Catlettsburg. Before going west he was a member of the firm of Damron & Preston at Williamson, WV. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. C. Pierce of Catlettsburg. Mrs. Preston and 3 sons will visit relatives in Ashland for several months. The following attended the funeral Friday: Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Thomas, Walter Spradlin, Mrs. Pauline Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Robinson and children, C. W. Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Porter and son, Paul, and daughter Miss Mabel Porter of Paintsville, Mrs. Tom Layne, Mr. and Mrs. May Gaines, Mrs. H. C. Bryson, Mrs. S. McHood, Earl Gaines, of Ashland, Dr. and Mrs. Ferrell, of Williamson, WV, Mr. Wilson of Lexington—Paintsville Herald, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

PRICE, Ernest Ray
Williamson, WV, Mar 12—Ernest Ray Price, 15, son of Jack Price, died in the Williamson hospital of injuries sustained when run over by an N & W train which he tried to hop. Both legs were severed. The accident was witnessed by a number of motorists who were waiting for the train to pass. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

PRUITT, Claude
Pikeville, KY, Mar 4—Claude Pruitt, 18m son of County Judge John W. Pruitt, was stabbed fatally on the streets here late Thursday night during a fight with Virgil Slone, 17, of Coal Run, over a trivial remark. Slone and several other boys walked by as Pruitt, who was standing on a street corner with a group of youths, remarked about someone running from a fight. Slone, according to reports, asked who it was and Pruitt is said to have answered, “It might have been you.” An argument ensued and Pruitt struck Slone, knocking him down. As he rose Slone  stabbed Pruitt over the heart, it is said. Pruitt walked a few steps and fell. He expired while being carried to the hospital 500 yards away. Bystanders seized Slone and delivered him to officials. He is now in jail charged with murder. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

RAMEY, Mrs. B. E.
Mrs. B. E. Ramey, invalid, of McAndrews, KY, who last week left her home during the night and plunged into the creek adjacent to her home on the bank of which she was found sitting some hours later succumbed last week to the effects of the incident and to a protracted disease which had confined her to her bed for several months. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

RATHBURN, Dr. James L.
Dr. James L. Rathburn, 48, prominent Russell physician, died last Friday. Big Sandy  News, Mar 8, 1929

ROWE, Theron
Theron Rowe, 35, well known farmer and livestock dealer near the mouth of Georges Creek died Saturday, succumbing to pneumonia and complications. Funeral services were conducted Monday, with Rev. Ide Preston officiating. He is survived by his wife and five children and by the following brothers and sisters: Oscar, Georges Creek; Henry, Georges Creek; Frank, Catlettsburg; and Edgill, Georges Creek and Mrs. Minnie Hicks of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

SALISBURY, Chattie (Holbert)
Prestonsburg, kY, Mar 25—Mrs. Chattie Holbert Salisbury, wife of James Salisbury, prominent Prestonsburg business man, dropped dead of heart failure at her home here Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

SHEPHERD, Mrs. Emma
Mrs. Emma Shepherd, 74, widow of Wesley Shepherd, of Floyd County, succumbed Feb 15 a the home of her son, Scor?? Shepherd at Bonanza, to burns sustained from an open grate 2 weeks before. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929\

SKAGGS, Frank
Frank Skaggs of Elliott County, but a native of Blaine section of Lawrence County, died recently. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

SKAGGS, Will—see under Goldie Gilliam

SMALL, Mrs. J. P.
Mrs. J. P. Small, of Harold, KY, a sister of Mrs. W. W. Wray, of Louisa, died Friday  night and was brought to Richardson Monday for burial. She is survived by 7 children and the following brother and sisters: Mrs. W. W. Wray, Louisa, Mrs. H. H. Leykam, Logan, WV, Mrs. Tavia Savage, Peebles, OH and Mart Salyers of Logan, WV. Her eldest sisters, Mrs. Tavia Savage, Peebles, OH is past 70 years of age and was unable to attend the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

SMITH, Argos
The body of Argos Smith, 23, son of Dr. Smith, of Grahn, Carter County, was found on the railroad tracks near his home on Thursday of last week. The body was badly mangled. It is believed that Smith was either walking on the tracks and was struck by a train or was riding a freight and fell from it. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

SPARKS, Anna May
Mrs. Anna ay Sparks, wife of Lon E. Sparks, who has for the past 3 or 4 years been in the service of our company here in the capacity of power house operator, died Sunday evening in a hospital in Lexington where she had gone on Saturday for an operation for goiter of the throat. The operation was performed on Sunday morning and she rallied fine but late in the evening complications arose over which the physicians had no control and she died rather suddenly. Her husband was with her at the time of her death, but will return here to continue his work, as soon as arrangements can be made for the care of his children, all three of which are small and young. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

STEPP, Marion
Inez, KY, Mar 13—The body of Marion Stepp, 33, owner of the Inez-Kermit Bus Line, was found by his aged mother, Mrs. Annie Stepp, near the home of Hiram Blankenship at the mouth of Camp Branch, 2 miles from here Monday night, with the skull crushed, apparently by blows from bloodstained stones fond near the corpse. Blankenship was arrested and is charged with the murder. Stepp early Monday evening mounted his horse and left for Camp Branch to purchase onion sets. It is said that he and Hiram Blankenship drank heavily of moonshine liquor at Blankenship’s home. Boone Preece, who passed down the creek about dusk noticed Stepp lying on the ground about 50 yards from Blankenship’s home and upon reaching the Stepp home, told Stepp’s mother that the was eight drunk or dead. About this time Stepp’s horse returned, riderless. Greatly alarmed, the victim’s aged mother left for the scene, finding her son lying about 50 yards back of Blankenship’s house, his skull horribly crushed. Blankenship, according to reports, told officials that after becoming intoxicated he did not know what happened, but that Stepp’s horse must have killed him. Bloody stones found near Stepp’s corpse are being held as evidence against Blankenship, however. Stepp, a son of the late Atty. W. D. Stepp, of Inez, is survived by his mother, wife and 2 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

Inez, KY—Apr 9—Testimony of his 15 year old daughter, Lillie Blankenship, that she was guilty of the killing, resulted in the acquittal of Hiram Blankenship, charged with beating Marion Stepp to death at the mouth of Camp Branch, 2 miles from here on Mar 11 by a jury composed of Lawrence County citizens in Martin Circuit Court here Saturday afternoon. The girl testified to the guilt after the Commonwealth had used 21 witnesses in attempting to prove that Blankenship committed the murder and came as a distinct surprise to the court. After hearing one more witness the jury received the case and after deliberating 40 minutes, returned a verdict of not guilty. Court adjourned soon afterward with out making any order against the daughter of Blankenship. Trial of the case was begun Thursday and ended Saturday afternoon 4 hours after the girl testified.

Testimony introduced by the defense showed that Stepp was beaten to death by Lillie Blankenship while Stepp and Blankenship were engaged in a fight over Stepp’s attack upon another of Blankenship’s daughters, Luretta, aged 17. According to defense witnesses, Stepp in a stare of intoxication, came to the Blankenship home supposedly to purchase onion sets. Shortly after Stepp had been admitted into the Blankenship home, Blankenship stepped into another room to get some tobacco and said he thought Stepp was with him. A moment later he heard his daughter, Lucretia, who was in the kitchen preparing supper, scram and when he entered the kitchen found his daughter in the embrace of Stepp, fighting to free herself. He ordered Stepp to leave and when he refused a fight ensued. Meanwhile, the daughter fled to the barn. The two men fought out of the kitchen door and to a gate about 40 yards away where Stepp knocked Blankenship to the ground. Stepp then threw himself upon Blankenship and began beating him in the face. Unable to free himself, Blankenship called for help, saying, “He’s killing me.” Blankenship’s 15 year old daughter, Lillie, who had been watching the fight from the home, ran to her father’s rescue, and being unable to pull Stepp off, procured a large roc and beat him over the head until he rolled over. The father and daughter repaired to their home leaving Stepp on the ground where he fell. When he was found later by his aged mother, he was dead, his skull horribly crushed. Stepp, it was said, was 30 years old and weighed 240 pounds, while Blankenship was middle aged and weighed about 165 pounds. Commonwealth’s Attorney J. B. Clark, prosecuted the case, assisted by former Congressman Fred M. Vinson, county attorney Earl Cassady and Attorney W. B. McCoy. Former Congressman, A. J. Kirk of Paintsville and Attorney W. T. Cain, sr., of Louisa represented the defense. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

STURGILL, Mrs. John W.
Mrs. John W. Sturgill of Osborn, Floyd County, died last week of tuberculosis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

TACKETT, George W.T.
George W. T. Tackett, 77, well known citizen of Left Beaver section of Floyd County, died last week of Bright’s disease at the home of his son, J.D. Tackett at McDowell. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

UNDERWOOD, Addie Alice
Mrs. Addie Alice Underwood, 40, wife of F. J. Underwood, of Auxier, died last week of cancer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

WARD, Albert
Albert (Bud) Ward, of Inez, died at his home one mile south of town Saturday. Mr. Ward had been ill for several months from a complication of diseased which followed an illness caused by paint poisoning some time ago. He was a farmer and carpenter by trade and was well known throughout Martin County. Mr. Ward first married a Miss Davis and to them were born Norman, Hazel and Lester Ward. His first wife died several years ago and a few years ago he was married the second time to Mrs. Malta Penix Wells of Boonscamp and to this union were born Mattie and Chester Ward. All the children names and his last wife survive him as well as a brother, James B. Ward of Inez and another brother, Bill Ward of Indiana. Burial was made in the Saltwell (or Settwell) Cemetery Monday and was largely attended. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

WARD, Guff
Paintsville, KY, Mar 26—Guff Ward, 40, who formerly conducted a restaurant near the C & O depot here, died last week aboard a C & O passenger train while en route to the Paintsville Hospital from Betsy Layne, where he had gone to visit his family, who were visiting relatives at that place. Mr. Ward had long been suffering from tuberculosis. He became suddenly ill at Betsy Layne and died before reaching Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

WEBB, Arch J.
Arch J. Webb, widely known business man of Williamson, WV, and brother of J.P. Webb, publisher of The Mingo Democrat, died suddenly last week at Reno, Nevada. He was born at Whitesburg, KY. Burial was made at Morehead, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

WEBB, H. J.
H. J. Webb, 72, brother of Mrs. Ziegler Adkins, of this county, died Sunday at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. H. Miranda in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

WELLMAN, Hannah
Mrs. Hannah Wellman, 68, wife of Sanford Wellman, and formerly of this county, died Sunday at the home of her son in Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

WELLMAN, W. N.
W. N. Wellman of Fort Gay, aged, 74, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. W. Ward of Huntington, WV, early Saturday morning. Mr. Wellman was a lifelong resident of Fort Gay. He went to his daughter’s for the holidays where he became ill and died of complications. Left to survive him are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Wellman and the following children: Mrs. R. W. Ward, of Huntington, Mrs. L. S. Burnette, of Kenova, Mrs. J. P. Burkes of Van Lear, Luther Wellman, of Van Learn, and Morgan Wellman of Portsmouth. The body of Mr. Wellman was brought to his home in Fort Gay Saturday noon where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

WELLS, A. B.
A.B. Wells, formerly of Salyersville, and at one time a member of the Johnson Land Auction Company was killed in Indianapolis, Miss., last week according to word received here. Mr. Wells was a son in law of Augustus Arnett of Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

WELLS, Mrs. Newt
Mrs. Newt Wells, 29, of Weeksbury, died recently at Martin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

WILLIAMSON, James Jr.
James Williamson, Jr., 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Williamson of Delbartn, WV died last week of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

WILLIAMSON, Wallace J.
Wallace J. Williamson, 85, founder of the city of Williamson, and one of the most prominent and wealthiest business men of this section died Saturday at his palatial winter home at Miami, FL, where he and his wife were spending the winter. Death, which resulted from complications incident to his advances age, was not unexpected, as Mr. Williamson had been in feeble health and under the constant care of his physicians for several months. Mr. Williamson was a son of Benjamin and Esther Deskins Williamson and of English descent He was born on the site where Williamson now stands and was married when quite young to Miss America Slater of Virginia. While receiving no degree from college as have the younger generations, his educations was fro close observation and the varied experience of a long and successful business life.

In conversation he spoke with cohesion, clarity and continuity that indicated a well disciplined mind. In social intercourse he was polished and graceful, in correspondence his diction was a marvel of brevity, conscience and succinctness of statement. The deceased, who was reputed to have left a fortune aggregating $1,500,000 was the organizer and chairman of the board of directors of the First National bank of Williamson and at one time owned all the land on which the city of Williamson is now located. Mr. Williamson was also president of the Williamson Mining and Manufacturing Company, which corporation was organized in 1891 to develop the city of Williamson. Associated with Mr. Williamson in this development were the late Zachary Taylor Vinson, Judge T. H. Harvey and R. H. Prichard of Huntington. Mr. Williamson donated to each of the Williamson churches, building sites and gave land on which the high school and memorial hospital are located. Besides his widow, Mr. Williamson is survived by the following children born to a former union: Ben Williamson, prominent business man of Ashland, KY, Ruth Williamson, Mrs. John Russell and Mrs. Matilda Brubaker, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

WILSON, Sam
Sam Wilson, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilson of McVeigh, KY, died last week. Burial was made in Wayne County, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 8, 1929

WITTEN, George W.
Dr. George W. Witten, 75, formerly of the Big Sandy Valley, died last week at his home in Huntington. He was a brother of Wilk Witten of White House, Frank Witten and Mrs. Mary Stambaugh of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 29, 1929

WOLFORD, Levi
Levi Wolford, a widely known lumber man of Matewan, WV died last week in a hospital at Hurley, VA of blood poisoning which developed from an ax wound on his foot. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 15, 1929

YATES, Pauline
Mrs. Pauline Yates, 71, formerly of Zelda, this county, died Sunday at her home in Ashland. Burial was made in the Buchanan Chapel cemetery at Zelda, Tuesday. She is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons, Omega Yates at home, and Mrs. Bert Thompson, of Ashland, and Arthur Yates, Ashland, and Oscar Yates of Rockhouse, KY. She is also survived by the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. H. E. Yates, Jackson, OH, Mrs. F. O. Greer, Pulle, WA, Mrs. Lizzie Lambert, Clintwood, WV, Mrs. Sarah Ann Griffith, Red Jacket, WV and Jim Damron of Florida. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 22, 1929

YORK, Sydney Allen
Sydney Allen York, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius York, of Chattaroy, WV died Feb 18. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Mar 1, 1929

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ARNETT, Mrs. P. H.
Mrs. P. H. Arnett, 65 mother of Floyd Arnett of West Liberty, died Apr 1 at her home at Helechawa Wolfe County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

BAILEY, Clarence J.
Clarence J. Bailey, 43, owner of the Huntington Coffee Co., and a native of Lavalette, Wayne County, WV died at his home in Huntington Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

BAISDEN, William
William Baisden, 67, of Chattaroy died in a Williamson hospital, last week, of injuries, sustained Apr 6, when struck by an N & W maintenance speeder car while walking along the railroad. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

BARKER, Virgil
Virgil Barker, 24, native of Elliott County, KY died at his home in Portsmouth OH, Friday and was buried at Olive Hill. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

BAYES, Sam
Prestonsburg, KY, Apr 5—from Floyd County Times—While believed to have been attempting to alight from a west bound freight at the West Prestonsburg railway station Saturday night Sam Bayes, 18 years old, of the Colonial coal camp near here, either slipped or was throw beneath the wheels of the train and was cut to pieces. Death was instant, the body being frightfully mangles. The body was found at 2 o’clock Sunday morning by a brakeman on a coal train, and was approximately 150 feet from a dismembered leg and foot. Young Bayes and another youth had boarded the freight at Martin, it is said. His companion, who remained aboard until he reached Auxier, was unaware of the accident until he returned to West Prestonsburg. The victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bayes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

BLANKENSHIP, C. E.
C. E. Blankenship, veteran N & W engineer died recently at his home in Williamson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

BOOTEN, Elizabeth J.
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Booten, 79, of Millers Fork, Wayne County, died Apr 12. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

BREWSTER, William
Williamson, WV, Apr 11—From Mingo Democrat—William “Pat” Brewster, 38, employee in the company department of the Puritan Coal corporation at Puritan Mines, was almost instantly  killed early Thursday morning when he came in contact with the fence around a cow pen a the rear of his residence  which was charged with 440 volts of electricity from a fallen electric line. Mrs. Brewster, who was nearby at the time of the fatal accident, made a vain effort to drag her husband away from the charged fence. During the night one of the wires which connects with a pump stationed near the cow pen fell from its position and across the fence and when Mr. Brewster went to the pen to release the cow, never suspecting the death trap that awaited him, his arm came in contact with the wire fence connecting him with the 44o volt power line causing almost instant death. Mrs. Brewster while tugging at her husband, was once successful in pulling him from the fence but she fell to the ground, either by stumbling or from an electric shock and the men fell back into the charged fence. Had she been successful in keeping her feet as she pulled her husband away from the electricity it is believed that his life would have been saved. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

BURNTETTE, Lula
Williamson, WV, Apr 17—Caught in the middle of a railroad bridge over the Tug River, as a train appeared in sight Mrs. Lula Burnette was knocked from the span to her death 50 feet below. Her husband, George Burnette saved himself by lying on the ends of the ties beside the track. The woman knelt beside her husband seeking in the same way to avoid being struck by the train, but the steps of a car struck her. Burnette, was uninjured. Two small children were made motherless by the accident. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

CAREY, James L.
Funeral services for James L. Carey, 52, who died on Thursday of last week, were conducted at the home of his brother, George B. Carey in Lexington, Saturday, Rev. R. H. Daugherty, pastor of the First Methodist M. E. Church, South, officiating. Burial was made in the family lot in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Carey, died Mar 28, in the St. Josephs Hospital in Lexington. Born near Gallup, this county, the son of William and Emily Burgess Carey, Mr. Carey moved with his parents to Louisa 25 years ago and resided here until moving to Lexington some years later. At Lexington he was connected with the Carey-Reed Construction Company in building projects throughout the South. Mr. Carey’s business connections and his sterling character combined to make him most favorably known and respected. He was a stockholder in the Carey-Reed Company of which his brother George is the head. While living in Louisa he held positions in the First National Bank and the Louisa National Bank. Mr. Carey is the first of 11 children in the Carey family to die. Besides his wife, Mrs. Grace B. Carey Mr. Carey is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Hampton C. Adams nee Catherine Carey and the following brothers and sisters: George B. Carey and M. F. Carey of Lexington, C. J. Carey, C. W. Carey and U. M. Carey of Louisa, and Mrs. Charles Johnston of Nitro, WV, Mrs. J. J. Johnson of Jenkins, Mrs. D. J. Burchett, Jr., of Lexington, Mrs. C. W. McDonald of Louisa and Mrs. G. B. Roberts of Fulton, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

CARTER, Dr. Jay W.
Dr. Jay W. Carter, 54, a native of this county, died suddenly Friday at his home at Attica, OH, after a prolonged illness of Bright’s disease and complications. Born at prosperity, this county, a son of Slasher Jim Carter and Mary Roberts Carter, Dr. Carter, after graduating from medical college practiced medicine at Fallsburg until 1915, when he removed to Greenup and later to Attica, OH, where during the past 4 years he practiced his profession and conducted a farm. He had been in failing health for the past 2 years. Surviving are his wife and one sister, Mrs. Lindsey Pigg, of Busseyville. Burial was made at Johnson City, TN the home of his wife. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

CASKEY, Mrs. W. T.
Mrs. W. T. Caskey, 75, of Lenox, Morgan County, died Apr 6. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

COLE, Trigg
Rivalry of Trigg Cole, 27 and Ed Perkins, 24, for the love of Miss Marvia Patrick of Lost Creek, Morgan County, culminated last Thursday during a drunken brawl into a pistol duel between Cole and Perkins’ brother, Dewey Perkins, in which Cole and the girl’s father were killed, and Dewey Perkins was paralyzed by a bullet wound in the spine. The killings occurred at the home of the girl’s parents on Lost Creek, near Opher, a short distance, from the Johnson-Morgan line, where the two rivals met. According to reports reaching here, Cole accompanied the girl from the neighborhood store to her home and while there, Dewey Perkins, brother of the girl’s other suitor, came to the Patrick home to drive home a cow which he had purchased from the girl’s father. Cole was drunk it is said, and he and Perkins left the Patrick home to obtain more liquor. During their absence the girl’s other suitor, Ed Perkins, came and when they returned was courting her favor. Dewey Perkins and Cole entered another room, where a few minutes later the shooting commences. Perkins shortly before he died declared that Cole shot him in the back. During the duel which followed, Patrick entered the room with a pistol in his hand and was shot by one of the 2 combatants, causing wounds from which he succumbed 3 days later in the Paintsville hospital. Cole was shot 7 times in the chest and abdomen and died instantly. Dewey Perkins was shot through both arms and in the back. He was rushed to Paintsville hospital, where physicians say he will recover although his legs are paralyzed. Ed Perkins, who was in another room with Miss Patrick and did not take a part in the fight, reports received here. According to reports gathered by attaches at the Paintsville hospital, where the wounded men were brought following the shooting, Cole evidently intended to kill his rival and when Dewey Perkins attempted to prevent it, he shot him, thus commencing the duel. Big Sandy  news, Apr 12, 1929

COMPTON,, Mary (York)
The body of Mrs. Mary York Compton was brought to Louisa on Monday evening to the home of Frank W. Pigg and on Tuesday afternoon was taken to Burgess Chapel on Lick Creek where the funeral was preached by Rev. William Burgess, interment following in the family cemetery. She had make her home with her son, Carl Compton at Blair, WV, and besides the son is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Jet May Lykins whose husbands death occurred 4 weeks ago, of Welch, WV and Mrs. Nellie Yontz of Cleveland, OH. Mrs. Compton’s home had been near Louisa until recent years and she was highly esteemed by many friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

CREECH, Hugh
Hugh Creech, 79, native of Elliott County, died Apr 15 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nannie Pennington in Greenup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

CRISP
Three Floyd County men, Dink Crisp, 55, and his 2 sons, Green, 30, and Bernard, 13, who resided at the Old Hickory mine near Martin, were killed on Thursday of last week when an automobile in which they were driving was struck by a freight train near Canton, OH. The trio left Floyd county the previous Sunday en route to Ohio, driving 2 stolen automobiles. Last summer they worked on Ohio farms it is said. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

FLETCHER, Mrs. Tom
Mrs. Tom Fletcher, of Akron, OH, formerly Miss Blanche Salyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Salyer, of  Salyersville, died Apr 8, at her home in Akron. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

FRANCIS, Mrs. Vinson
Mrs. Vinson Francis, 75, died Apr 12 at her home, the Springs Place on Camp Branch, Wayne County, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

FRISBY, Robert
Poison liquor caused the death of Robert Frisby, 50, of Prestonsburg who was found dead in his room at the Lincoln Hotel in Ashland on Thursday of last week, according to the opinion of the coroner of Body County, who examined the body. Frisby registered at the hotel Wednesday evening and when he did not arise the next morning attendants forced his door, fining him dead with a half pint bottle of liquor under his pillow and another half pint bottle empty lying on the bed. Officials have sent out several telegrams trying to locate relatives of the dead man, but have been unable to locate any except his wife at Prestonsburg from whom he is estranged. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

HALL, Tait
Prestonsburg, KY Apr 5—From Floyd County Times—Matthew Tackett, the man who as a soldier ministered to the wants of a wounded boy who was later to become one of the most notorious feudists of the Kentucky highlands, and who brought the boy from Tennessee to the safety of his home on Beaver Creek, died Monday at his home at Melvin, this county. The youth who was thus unwittingly saved to a career of bloodshed was Tait Hall, a name with which to conjure memories of a resign of terror marked by the slaying of 37 men by Hall, according to one record.

It was at Bountsville, TN, when, in the thick of a cavalry charge, Lieut. Ephraim McDowell, gallant Confederate leader was killed and young Tait Hall and Lee Hall were severely wounded. Matthew Tackett was in the battle and was later commissioned to bring the wounded Tait Hall to his Beaver Creek home. On the occasion of his arrival at the Hall home, according to one narrator, Tait Hall’s father thundered, upon learning of the situation at Knoxville, that, “If my hogs couldn’t whip everybody else’s I wouldn’t feed ‘em a d--- bite.!” Having safely conveyed the future feudist to his home to recuperate from his wound, Tackett returned to his regiment in Tennessee and was engaged in the fighting during which the Southern forces were harassed by Sheridan’s cavalry. At the time of the “Surrender” he was stationed 9 miles from Richmond.

Young Tackett returned to Beaver Creek, place of his birth, to resume peaceful pursuit, while the youth whom he had befriended turned to the feud trail, becoming known as one of the craftiest and most desperate men ever to be engaged in the many clan wars waged in this section. Hall and the renowned Clabe Jones for years were bitter enemies, and each dreamed of the day when he could add another notch to his gun by which would be marked the death of the other. Finally Tait Hall, the man who was thought to bear a charmed life was arrested in Virginia, far from his native hearth, and was hanged in the town of Gladewood, several miles from the Kentucky-Virginia border. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

HAMILTON, George W.
George W. Hamilton, 75, a native of Floyd County, died Monday at his home in Portsmouth, of asthma and heart trouble. His grandfather was a general in the American army during the Revolutionary War. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

HARDIN, James H.
James H. Hardin, age 58 years, widely known and well liked Norfolk & Western railway conductor, died at his home in Kenova, Wayne County, WV, Monday morning of this week. Mr. Hardin has been in the employ of the N & W for more than 35 years and at the time of his death he was the conductor on passenger trains number 27 and 28 running through Wayne County over the old line from Kenova to Williamson. For several years he was conductor on the Kenova-Wayne-East Lynn train. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

HATTEN, Ezra
Ezra (Kadokah) Hatten, 72, widely known resident of Louisa, died at his home here Wednesday succumbing to heart trouble which had confined him to his home for several weeks. Born near Prichard, WV, Mr. Hatten spent his early life there and at Buchanan. He moved to Louisa many years ago. He is survived by his wife and a brother, Allen Hatten of Prichard. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time the News went to press. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

HELTON, Addison S.
Dr. Addison S. Helton, formerly of Paintsville and widely known Washington physician, died about one week ago at the home of his son, Roy Addison Helton, at Upper Darby, Pa., with whom the father had been making his home since his retirement as Assistant medical referee of the Bureau o Pensions, Washington, D. C. Dr. Helton’s death came shortly after that of his brother, Bascom Helton, of Staffordsville, this county. Addison S. Helton was born near Salyersville, Ky., in 1856, and was a son of Lucinda and Jacob Helton, who served one term as Sheriff of Johnson County.  He spent his boyhood during the Civil War in Paintsville, afterwards teaching school in the county, and after living for awhile in Morehead and other places on the Little Sandy, sent to Washington, D. C. on the Government service with John W. Langley. There he studied medicine and graduated third in his class ion Georgetown University and practiced as a physician for many years.  He later became Assistant Medical Referee in the Pension Bureau. Dr. Helton is survived by his only son, Roy Helton, and two grandsons.  He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alphonso Spradlin of Portsmouth, Ohio; Mrs. Rose Blanton and Mrs. Alice Reed of Johnson County.  His wife preceded him in death about five years ago. Dr. Helton and his son visited Paintsville about three years ago where Dr. Helton renewed old acquaintances and viewed old familiar scene.  He has many friends of old days in this county who will be genuinely grieved to learn of his passing.

HICKS, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Hicks, 91, died Saturday at her home in Ashland and was buried Monday at Bolts Fork. Mrs. Hicks’ husband has been dead for several years. She is survived by several children and several grandchildren. the children are: Alex Hicks, Buchanan, KY, Charlie Hicks of Ashland, Mrs. Mary Phelps, Ashland, Mrs. Frank Conley, Ashland, Mrs. E. Ward, Ashland Mrs. America Ward, Sciotoville, OH and Mrs. Charles Locks, Milton, IN. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

HUFFMAN, William A.
William A. Huffman, of near the mouth of Island Creek, Pike County, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

HUGHES, William
Williamson, WV, Apr 24—mistaking him for an intruder, Wesley Thompson,, 30, early Monday morning shot and killed his father in law, William Hughes, 70 years old, at Hardy, KY. He died instantly, before Thompson realized the tragic mistake. Authorities said they had been informed that Hughes came to the Thompson residence about 4 o’clock to borrow a mule. He is said to have tried the door and when it yielded he walked on in not aware that his son in law was awaiting him with a revolver. When the bulk of the aged farmer appeared in the doorway. Thompson fired. The bullet entered Hughes neck causing death instantly. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

HUNT, Phillip (Pete)
Phillip (Pete) Hunt, of Canada, Pike County, died last week of tuberculosis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

JONES, J. T.
J. T. Jones, prominent lumber of Memphis, TN, and a native of Morgan County, KY died recently. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

KELLY, Mentie
Mentie Kelly, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kelly, of Able Creek, died Mar 30 of blood poisoning resulting from an accident in which one of her fingers was cut off. Burial was made in the Kelly cemetery, Rev. Sam Hawck officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

LAMBERT, Dixie (Walker)
The body of Mrs. Dixie Walker Lambert, 29, who died at hr home in Dayton, OH was brought to Louisa Sunday and taken in the Curtright funeral car to the home of her uncle, Cobe Sparks, on Morgan’s Creek, where funeral services were held Monday. Burial was made in the Sparks Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

LESTER, Mrs. C. P.
Mrs. C. P. Lester, 33, of Rittman, OH, formerly of Greenbrier, Wayne County, WV, died recently and was returned to Wayne County for burial in the Greenbrier Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

LOVINS< Andy
Andy Lovins, 31, of Upper Burning Creek, near the Wayne-Mingo county line, died recently. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

MARTIN, Millie
Mrs. Millie Martin, 81, wife of Tandy Martin, Sr., and member of a prominent Floyd County family, died last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

MAY, B. C.
Prestonsburg, KY, Apr 4—Judge Beverly C. May, 76 former county judge and sheriff of Floyd County, and for many years leader of the Democratic party in Floyd, died at his home here Tuesday night. Judge May was sheriff at the time Gus Finley was hanged here many years ago and was the one who placed the noose around Finley’s neck. Just before the trap was sprung Finley declared that never would another man be hanged in Floyd County and thus far his prediction has been born out even though many outrageous murders have been committed in the county. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

MCCOMAS, Mrs. Spencer
Mrs. Spencer McComas 77, known to her friends as Aunt Emmaline, died Apr 4, at her home at Wolf Pen, Wayne County, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

MILLER, Charles
There is a reaper whose name is death and with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain and the flowers that grow between. Charles Miller fell a victim to this reaper Mar 12, 1929. He was born Jan 26, 1857, in Germany. He came to this country when a small boy. For a number of years he lived on Bear Creek. He married Emma Ogur and to this union were born 8 children: Pharoah, Ulric, Casper, Charles, Jr., Mrs. Hence Vanhorn, Mrs. W. M. Cookey, Mrs. Martin Wheeler, and Mrs. George Queen, all of whom are living. He also leaves 3 brothers: W. M. Miller, Fred Miller, Casper Miller and 2 sisters, Mrs. George Picklesimer and Mrs. Dan Lue. He died in the Christs hospital at Cincinnati, OH, where he had a serious operation performed. Great hope for him was anticipated until he contracted pneumonia almost a month after the operation, when he passed peacefully to the reward of a well  spent life. The funeral services were conducted at the home of his son, Charles, Jr., The Revs J.H. Burden and Isaac Fannin who in touching words gave a brief account of his life. He was a devoted Christian and member of the M. E. Church of Pollard, KY where he had lived for the last 5 years. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge which had charge of the services at the grave in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

MULLINS, Charles
Catlettsburg, KY, Apr 23—Charles Mullins, 12 years old son of Mrs. Laura Mullins, a widow of Catlettsburg, was fatally injured, dying without regaining consciousness a the Chesapeake & Ohio hospital in Huntington Tuesday night last, after being struck by a manifest freight train. Mrs. Mullins lives in a house-boat in the Big Sandy river at the foot of the Thirty-eighth Street. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

NELSON, Will
Prestonsburg, KY, Apr 1—Will Nelson, 40, recently appointed marshal at Dwale, 15 miles east of here, was shot and killed Easter afternoon, while attempting to arrest Don Boyd, 18 and Troy Thomas, 24 near the jail at Dwale. It is alleged they were drunk and boisterous on the street. The two youths are in jail here charged with murder. Nelson sought to arrest the pari and one of them opened fire, wounding him fatally. The officer’s brother, Milt Nelson, then fired 4 times at Boyd, who escaped injury. Boyd was arrested a short time later at Allen and Thomas was found hiding near the scene of the shooting. Nelson is survived by his wife and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

PRATER, White
White Prater, aged resident of Short Fork, Magoffin County and a veteran of the Civil War, died Apr 14. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

PRESTON, Madison
Madison Preston, 56, a native of the Georges Creek section, but late a resident of Jobe, Martin County, died in the Riverview Hospital here Friday afternoon, 4 hours after being brought here for treatment for abdominal troubles. Deceased was a son of the late Jed Preston who from many years resided on Georges Creek, near Charley. Deceased was twice married, first to Miss Belle Preston and about 2 years ago to Elizabeth Goble. Surviving are his second wife and his aged mother who resides with her daughter, Mrs. Cora Salyers at Catlettsburg. Interment was made at Jobe, Martin County Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

PRINCE, Sarah Jane
Mrs. Sarah Jane Prince, 77, of Irad, died on Thursday night of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dock Jordan, on Lick Creek, one mile from Louisa after a prolonged invalidism of Bright’s disease and complications. Funeral service was conducted at the Jordan home Saturday, with Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Her body was taken to her home at Irad on Saturday for interment beside her husband James P. Prince. Brief services were conducted at the grave by Rev. W. M. Copley. Mrs. Prince was a daughter of the late James and Anna Large of the Twin Branch section. Early in life she joined the M. E. Church and had lived a devout Christian life. Surviving are a son and 2 daughters, U. G. Prince of Irad, and Mrs. Dock Jordan and Mrs. Stella Moore of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

ROBERTS, Martha (Lowe)
Mrs. Martha Lowe Roberts, 70, wife of C. R. Roberts, well known merchant of Ellen, died Monday after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of William and Nancy Adams and was a devout church member. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her sister, Mrs. Noah Wellman with Rev. Martin Berry officiating. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery near Ellen. Surviving are one son and 8 daughters,, Allen Roberts, Ellen, Mrs. Trin Sarver, Coal Springs, OK, Mrs. Carrie Evans and Mrs. Maude Thompson of Blaine, Mrs. Emma Thompson, Fullerton, KY, Mrs. Sue Short, Ellen, Mrs. Nancy Thompson of Indiana, Mrs. Dora Morris and Mrs. Jane Guthir of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

ROSS, Mrs. Charles B.
Mrs. Charles B. Ross died at the C & O hospital in Huntington Wednesday night the 17th. She had been suffering from tuberculosis for quite a long time and her death was not unexpected. At her beside were her husband and son, her mother Mrs. Hannah Waldeck and brother Charles D. Waldeck of Louisa. The body was brought to Louisa Thursday and the burial will take place Friday. At the time this notice was written the funeral arrangements had not been announced. Mrs. Ross was a good woman and stood high in the estimation of all that knew her. She was a native of Louisa, a daughter of N. D. Waldeck who died several years ago. Her husband is an employee of the C & O railway. The family has lived in Ashland for a number of years. Three brothers and one sister survive Mrs. Ross, in addition to the members of the family herein as being with her at the end. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 19, 1929

SLONE, Green
Green Slone, postmaster at Raven, Knott County, for more than 30 years and a large land owner of Knott County, dropped dead last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

SPARKS, Martha (Chaffin)
Mrs. Martha Chaffin Sparks, 66, wife of Cobe Sparks, of Morgan’s Creek, died on Thursday of last week after a six month’s illness of heart trouble and complications. Mrs. Sparks was a devout church member and a lady highly esteemed by her many friends. Funeral service was conducted at the home Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Hutchinson and Rev. Harvey officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son and 5 daughters—J. B. Sparks, Akron, OH, Mrs. F. Williams, Benton, ID, Mrs. George Edwards, Fort Gay, Mrs. Dewey Graham, Akron, OH, and Miss Rose Sparks at home; and by 3 sisters and 2 brothers—Miss Fannie Chaffin, Miss Anna Chaffin and Mrs. Emma Bradley of Yatesville; B. J. Chaffin of Louisa and Charles Chaffin of Yatesville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

STAMPER, George
George Stamper, 75, retied Boyd County farmer, died Sunday at the home of his son, Bert Stamper, in Ashland and was buried Tuesday on Bolts Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

STUDEBAKER, J. M.
J. M. Studebaker, 47, Tug River salesman for the Banks-Miller Supply Company and former mayor of the city of Williamson, WV, was killed last week in McDowell County, WV in an auto wreck. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

TABOR, Charles W.
Charles W. Tabor, 75, prominent citizen of East Lynn, Wayne County, WV died Mar 23. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

TACKETT, Andy
Salyersville, KY, Apr 24—Andy Tackett, aged resident of the Barnett’s creek section on the Garrett Highway, died in a Paintsville hospital Sunday night from injuries sustained when struck by a car driven by Jesse Hare, of Paintsville. According to information reaching here, the accident was unavoidable. Tackett having crossed in front of the car, beginning a second crossing when struck. The fatal accident occurred near the Tackett home on Barnett’s Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 26, 1929

TERRY, Ulysses Earl
Ulysses Earl Terry, 23 years old, died in the Holden hospital Monday  of last week after an illness with pneumonia meningitis. The deceased was a married man, the son of W. T. Terry and Emma Collier Terry of Kentucky. He was born on Jan 5, 1906. Interment was made at Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

THOMPSON, Taylor
Taylor Thompson, 58, died Sunday in the county infirmary after an illness of several years. The body was taken to Noris for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

WELLMAN, B.
B. Wellman, 73, died at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital yesterday afternoon following an illness of 2 weeks. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis. He is survived by 2 brothers, Dave Wellman of Louisa and Jerry Wellman of Kenova and by several other relatives. Funeral to be held from the Miller Funeral Parlors Thursday afternoon and burial is to follow in the Ashland Cemetery. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

WELLMAN, David H.
David H. Wellman, 84, retired merchant of Saltpeter, WV died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willie Frazier, succumbing to Bright’s disease and complications. Having conducted a general merchandise store at Saltpeter for 40 years, Mr. Wellman was widely known throughout this section. Hw retired from the mercantile business 10 years ago at the age of 74. He was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends, his funeral was conducted at Saltpeter Tuesday, Rev. L. D. Bryan officiating and burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery at Saltpeter. Besides his wife, Mrs. Kizzie Wellman, he is survived by 2 brothers and one sister. At Wellman, Louisa; Al Wellman, Fort Gay, and Mrs. K. F. Vinson, Louisa and by the following children: Taylor Wellman, Louisa, Otto Wellman, Saltpeter, George Wellman, Huntington, Noah Wellman, Huntington; Carl Wellman, Kenova, Mrs. Willie Frazier, Fort Gay, Mrs. Alice Knoad, Fort Gay, Mrs. Susie Bruce, Gallia Co., OH and one daughter at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 5, 1929

WELLMAN, K. F.
K. F. Wellman, 58, of West Huntington, formerly of Fort Gay, died Apr 6. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wellman of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Apr 12, 1929

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ATKINSON, Dr. W. T.
A heart attack suffered as he was standing at a window of his home in Paintsville watching a heavy electrical storm caused the death shortly after noon Saturday of Dr. W. T. Atkinson, 81, one of the most widely known physicians of the Big Sandy Valley. Born and reared in Magoffin County, Dr. Atkinson located in Louisa about 38 years ago, and practiced his profession here for 6 years, later going to Peach Orchard where he was company physician for the Peachorchard Coal Company. He served as a major in the U. S. Medical Corps during the Spanish-American War and at the conclusion of the war located in Paintsville. For the last several years Dr. Atkinson had practiced his profession very little. He often spent the winters in Florida where a son Guy Atkinson, resides. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia McClure Atkinson a native of this county and by 3 sons, Guy of Tampa, FL, Erl of Seattle, WA, and Tom of Augusta, GA. Funeral services were conducted at Paintsville Wednesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

BLAKE, Pearl
Pearl, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jink Blake of near Prichard, WV died May 11. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

BLANKENSHIP, Peter
Peter Blankenship, 53 years old, of Louisa, was crushed to death under a rolling rock early Friday morning of last week while working for the T. C. Staples Construction Company in extending the C & O passing track 2 miles below Louisa. Crushed by the rock as it fell from its mooring, Mr. Blankenship expired instantly. The accident occurred a few minutes after the crew began work Friday morning. Standing on a rock protruding at the top of a cut, Mr. Blankenship with a pinch bar was prying loose a rock under the one on which he was standing. When the lower rock began rolling the top one on which he was standing, also rolled, throwing him in front of it. He was not badly mangles but died instantly. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon by Rev. V. E. Fryman and Rev. H. B. Hulette. Interment was made in the Crabtree cemetery below town. Deceased was a son of the late Capt. William Blankenship and had spent most of his life in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Miranda Blankenship, 2 sisters, Mrs. C. M. Evans, and Mrs. John Salisberry, both of Chandler, OK and 4 brothers, T. W. Blankenship, of Estill, KY, and D. W., Burch and Moses all of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 17, 1929

BOWEN, Charlie
Charlie Bowen, 50, of Cassie, Wayne County, WV died Apr 26. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

BRANHAM, Fred
Pikeville, KY, May 17 From Pike County News—Fred Branham is dead and his uncle,, Miles Branham, 38 is in jail here with a pistol wound in his hand and another in the hip as the result of a pistol battle early Sunday night at the home of the former on Caney Creek, 16 miles from Pikeville. After the 2 had started to throw dice in the house and were interrupted by Mrs. Branham, Fred’s wife, who objected to their gambling, they quarreled in the road outside, it is said. Mrs. Branham interceded in vain and returned to the house, hearing several shots soon after. When she went out she found both men lying in the road. The took their pistols, returned to the house and spread the alarm. Fred was brought to the Methodist hospital here where he was found to have suffered blows on the head, a broken jaw and pistol wounds in the abdomen from which he died late Monday afternoon. Whisky is said to have had a part in the trouble. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

BROWN, Olive
Funeral services for Mrs. Olive Brown, 79, who died Monday at her home in Ashland, were conducted at the Garrett Chapel Wednesday and burial was made at Estep. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

BROWN, Mrs. Slant
Mrs. Slant Brown, 51, wife of Jason Brown of Myrtle, Floyd County, died May 16 shortly after submitting to an operation in an Ashland hospital. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31,1929

BURNS, James
Rev. James Burns, 81, of Beech Fork, Wayne County, WV died May 17 of tuberculosis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

BURTON
A telegram to Louisa relatives received Saturday morning, brought the sad news of the death of Dr. Claude Burton’s little son, age 9 months. The child had been sick for some time. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Queen left for Chicago at once to attend the funeral. Mrs. Queen is a sister of Dr. Burton. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

CHAFIN, John L.
Williamson, WV, May 11—John L. Chafin, 35, prominent Democrat and former assessor of Mingo County, died in a hospital here tonight of a shotgun wound in his stomach, said to have been inflicted earlier in the afternoon by Chapman James, 28, tenant of the farm of Chaffin’s father on Pigeon Creek near Delbarton. The shooting is reported to have occurred when Chafin and W. D. Driver, a former Mingo County deputy sheriff, attempted to evict James’ from the farm owned by Chafin’s father, on which he was a tenant, under an unlawful detainer warrant. According to county authorities tonight, James admitted firing the shot which caused Chafin’s death. He was shot in the abdomen at close range. Arriving at the Chafin farm, both Chafin and Driver went into the farm house, but Driver later stepped outside. It was only a short while until he heard the shot and returned to find Chafin trying to take the shotgun from James. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 17, 1929

CHAPMAN, W. S.
W. S. Chapman, 89, Civil War veteran, and prominent citizen of Chapman, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth N. Berry, in Ashland on Wednesday of last week following a brief illness. Mr. Chapman served throughout the Civil War and later was one of the contractors and builders of the Chattaroy Railroad. He was a member of the M. E. Church. The body was taken to Chapman Thursday. Funeral services were conducted Friday from the home and burial made in the Peck Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by  his widow, Mrs. Lydia  Chapman, 5 daughters, Mrs. Mariah E. Wooten, Richardson, KY, Mrs. Mary E. See, of Louisa, KY, Mrs. Irvia F. Bartram, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Corilda E. Berry, Chapman, KY, Mrs. Elizabeth N. Berry, Ashland; and 5 sons, George O. Chapman, Detroit, MI, W. D. Chapman of Chapman, KY, J. P. Chapman, of Chapman, KY, T. J. Chapman of Ashland,, and McClellan Chapman of Coal Grove, OH, He is also survived by 58 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a few great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

Death has again invaded our community and taken as its victim one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens. W.S. Chapman was born Oct 25, 1839 and died Apr 24, 1929 at the age of 89 years and 6 months. He was married to Lydia Peck, May 16, 1867 and to this union was born 11 children of which only (John) preceded him in death. The ten living are Mrs. Lyss Berry, Gallup, KY, Mrs. Everett Berry, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Mont See, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Tom Wooten, Richardson, KY, Mrs. Forest Bartram, Fort Gay, WV, Tom Chapman of Ashland, McClelland of Coal Grove, OH, Dave and Joe of Ashland and George of Detroit, MI. Also 57 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was a Christian gentleman, a kind and hospitable neighbor and a loving father. He contracted a deep cold from which he could not recover and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett Berry in Ashland for medical treatment where the end came peacefully surrounded by his aged wife and 10 children. Shortly before he died he told the children that “The Lord was taking care of him.” The funeral was held at the church and was one of the largest ever held here. Rev. L. D. Bryan of Fort Gay conducted the funeral assisted by Rev. W. M. Burgess of Gallup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 17, 1929

CHILDERS, Emerald Jackson
Emerald Jackson Childers, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Childers of Auxier, died on Sunday of last week at the Paintsville hospital of infection of the middle ear. The ailment was believed to be earache but brain infection resulted from poison absorbed from the ear. Big Sandy  News, May 10, 1929

COFFMAN, Sovinnia
Mrs. Sovinia Coffman 82 of Catlettsburg, and mother of Bird Coffman of Hubbardstown, WV well known riverman, died Thursday of last week. Burial was made in the Williams Cemetery in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 17, 1929

COOLEY, Sallie (Banks)
Mrs. Sallie Banks Cooley, 56, widow of the late James Cooley, of Water Gap, Floyd County, died Apr 29. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

CRABTREE, Richard
Richard Crabtree, 83, died a the home of his son, Fred Crabtree, of Fort Gay, Apr 22, after an illness of several months. He is survived by one son, Fred Crabtree, and one daughter, Mrs. Viola Copley. Burial was made in Fairview cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

CURNUTTE, Jane (Chaffin)
Mrs. Jane Chaffin Curnutte, 82, wife of Hanes H. Curnutte, a native of Zelda, this county, died May 7, at her home in Portsmouth, OH after a brief illness. Before marriage Mrs. Curnutte was Miss Jane Chaffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chaffin, of Big Hurricane, WV. Bob Chaffin, of Hubbardstown, is a brother of the deceased. Funeral and interment took place at Buena Vista, KY their home for many years on Thursday of last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 17, 1929

DIXON, Genevive
Logan, WV, May 21—Genevive Dixon, age 11, died in hospital here Thursday of a fractured skull sustained the same day when struck by a piece of concrete thrown by one of a family of Fowler children in a fight between the children of the two families Thursday. The girl sustained the fatal blow when she went to bring home a younger sisters who was engaged in a fight with the Fowler children. As the 2 Dixon girls turned to leave, the Fowler children hurled a barrage of rocks at them, one of which fractured Genevive’s skull. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

EMORY, Amanda
Mrs. Amanda Emory, 71, sister of R. C. Foster of Fort Gay, died Monday at her home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, may 24, 1929

GIBSON
Paintsville, KY, May 1—Pistols blazing in hands shadowed by darkness as twilight settled over Green Rock fork of Jennies Creek in the mountain fastness along the Johnson-Magoffin border, took the lives of Lee Gibson, 39, his wife, Cassie Gibson, 35, their son Bernie Gibson, 16, and Wallace Hannah, 30, and critically wounded Wayne Hannah, 25, Monday night, culminating a dispute over liquor, it is believed. Denny Sailor, one of the two survivors of the affray, is in jail here charged with the murder of the four persons. Hannah, shot through the lung, is in the Golden Rule Hospital and may recover. The tragedy remains shrouded in mystery. Sailor refuses to talk, and Hannah says he was felled by the first shot, fired from behind, and does not know who died the shooting. According to fragmental reports gathered from Hannah, Sailor and residents of Green Rock Fork, it is believed that Gibson, in a state of intoxication, went to the hillside field where Hannah and Sailor were at work, and was followed by his wife and son, who came to bring him home. While thus assembled a dispute arose over liquor and a borrowed pistol, and continued until near dusk. Wayne Hannah, told hospital attaches that he thought the quarrel had ended and arose to leave. As he turned, a bullet, fired from behind, felled him and was followed by several other shots. Hannah stated that he did not know who fired the shots, but said that Gibson and Sailor were the only ones in the group who had guns. Sailor, who was brought before the grand jury Tuesday for question, made no definite statement, but indicated that after becoming drunk, he did not know what happened.

Bodies of the dead lay all night where they were shot down, neighbors who heard the fusillade being afraid to venture to the scene in the darkness. Notified at midnight of the affray, Sheriff H. B. Adams and three others left for the scene and arrived at daybreak to find Samaritan neighbors hauling the four bodies from the field in a sled. Gibson, shot in the heart and abdomen, was found near the center of the field. His wife, shot through the head, lay 50 yards down the slope, 20 years from her son’s body, which was found in a clump of bushes, a bullet hole in his head and one in his back. Hannah’s body was found in a woods skirting the field. A bullet had pierced his back passing through his body. Each of the male victims was shot twice, having at least one bullet hole in the back, indicating they were fleeing, when shot down.

Sheriff Adams arrested Sailor early Tuesday morning and brought him to jail here. The wounded Hannah, shot through the breast by a bullet which entered the back and came out near the left nipple, is in a hospital here where physician believe he will recover. He is baldy burned on the back, from a pistol flesh which ignited his coat. According to Sheriff Adams, Sailor, owns 2 farms, about a miles apart. Moonshine stills were found on each of them, by the posse, which investigated the killing. Upon bearing of the tragedy Tuesday federal prohibition officials at Louisville dispatched a squad of 7 prohibition agents to investigate the tragedy and search the mountain creeks for moonshine stills. A report of their activities has not been made yet. Sheriff Adams was busy today in trial of Ran Skaggs for murder, but sent deputies to Green Rock Fork to bring witnesses before the grand jury for a thorough investigation of the affair. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

HALL, Marcus
Prestonsburg, KY, May 27—Hays Howell, 45 years old, Willie Howell, and Tivis Cole, charged with accessory to murder, were lodged in jail here today as the outgrowth of a shooting Sunday night which resulted in the killing of Marcus Hall, 30, son of a Baptist preacher, at Melvin Station on Beaver Creek. Howell was alleged to have killed Hall with a shotgun after the latter fired 3 revolver shots at him following a dispute participated in by 5 men. Howell said he and his wife were followed to their home by Hall, and that Hall had continually threatened to kill them. The shooting, officers said, was the aftermath of an argument between Hall, Cole, Sam Adams and the Howells. Howell claimed that the only part his son took in the shooting was to pick up Hall’s gun after the killing. Howell was arrested at 11 o’clock at night by Magistrate F. E. Damron and lodged in jail at Wheelwright until morning.  Magistrate Damron said all the men had been drinking. Hall who leaves his widow and 4 children, was a son of the Rev. Joe Hall, a prominent Baptist minister of Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

HATCHER, Grover
Grover C. Hatcher, 48, member of a well known Floyd County family died May 4 at the home of Dr. C. L. Prichard at Harold. Deceased was a son of the late K.F. Hatcher.

HAZELETT, Mrs. Roscoe
Mrs. Roscoe Hazelett, 32, died May 10 of spinal trouble. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

HENSLEY, George
Catlettsburg, KY, May 22—George Hensley, 37, brother of Burris Hensley, fire chief of Ashland, was shot and fatally wounded by his wife during a family row in their home here last night. According to reports, the trouble started when Hensley returned from a visit to the home of his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Selby, next door, drew a revolver and threatened to kill his wife. Ben Clevenger, who is said to have been in the house at the time attempted to prevent the trouble between the man and his wife, and was beaten over the head with a pistol by Hensley and thrown out of the house. At this juncture, it is alleged, Mrs. Hensley, seized the pistol and fired at her husband, wounding him in the groin. He died in the King’s Daughters’ hospital a few hours later. Mr. and Mrs. Hensley had been married only a few months. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

HICKS, Charlie
Charlie Hicks, 52, salesman for the Lewis Furniture Company in Ashland and a brother of Alex Hicks, of Buchanan died May 15 at his home in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

HINKLE, Harvey
Harvey Hinkle, proprietor of the Club House at Ligon, Floyd County, and a native of Bandy, VA died Apr19 of apoplexy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

HODGE, Oscar
Oscar Hodge, 26, of near Clifford, succumbed in an Ashland hospital Saturday of injuries sustained late Friday evening when a stick of dynamite exploded in his hand as he was preparing to dynamite for fish in Rockcastle Creek near the Lawrence-Martin County line. Hodge, it is said, did not split the end of the fuse as is the right procedure in discharging dynamite and consequently the fuse did not sparkle when he lighted it. Believing that it had failed to ignite, he continued to hold it in his hand still trying to light it when it exploded. His left hand was blown off about midway between the elbow and wrist and his left leg and face mangles. He was hauled in a sled to the mouth of Rockcastle, and from there was rushed to Louisa in Dan Fitzpatrick’s motor boat, arriving here shortly after midnight. After receiving treatment here he was taken to an Ashland hospital, where he died while on the operating table shortly before noon Saturday. Deceased was a son of the late William Hodge of the Rockcastle section. He is survived by his wife and a 3 year old son. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

HORN, George
Prestonsburg, KY, May 5—George Horn, 57, patrolman on the Prestonsburg police force, was shot and killed here Saturday night while aiding Chief of Police W. M. Griffith in the arrest of 3 Johnson countians for alleged drunkenness. Feeling ran high here following the slaying and mob violence for a time was feared. Horn is the second member of the Prestonsburg force to be killed in less than 2 weeks, and the third peace officer to be killed in Floyd County in a month. Chief of Police John Hunley was shot to death Sunday night, Apr 21, while trying to arrest 3 men on drunkenness charges and Will Nelson, town marshal at Dwale, was fatally wounded trying to arrest 2 men under similar circumstances. Officers Horn and Griffith were directed by Police Judge E. P. Arnold to arrest Ted Anderson, of Van Lear and Alonzo and James Blair, of Paintsville, on charges of being drunk after they had driven their automobile upon the platform at the C & O depot and then onto the railway tracks.

The Blair brothers surrendered to Griffith, but Anderson reached back in the car, got his pistol, jumped out of the automobile and ran. Griffith fired 2 shots at the fleeing man and Horn started in pursuit while Griffith held the 2 Blair brothers. Horn in a deathbed statement, said he fired one shot into the ground, to scare the fleeing man, and Anderson turned and fired 4 shots at the pursuing officer. Being directly under 2 electric street lights, the officer afforded a good target and 2 of the bullets took effect, one breaking the left arm and the other penetrating the breast near the heart. Horn died 25 minutes later in the office of Dr. O. T. Stephens.  Anderson fled the scene but was captured one mile below here at Cliff, a short time later. Four empty shells were found in his pistol. Horn’s funeral was largely attended here Tuesday. He is survived by his widow and 2 children. Anderson was given an examining trial Monday and held to the action of the grand jury without bond. He is held in jail here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

HOWARD, D. W.
D.W. (Doc) Howard, 57, formerly of near Royalton Magoffin County, died May 19 at this home near Middletown, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

HOWARD, Mrs. W. B.
Mrs. W. B. Howard, 74, nee Miss Susie Gearhart, died at her home in West Prestonsburg, Apr 24, of cancer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

KAZEE, Harry H.
Harry H. Kazee, 27 years old, formerly of Wayland and Betsy Layne, Floyd County, was crushed to death Tuesday morning at Vicco, Perry County in which he worked as a motorman, it was learned her Wednesday. The body was shipped to Betsy Layne Wednesday for burial. Details of the tragedy are lacking Mr. Kazee was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kazee of Betsy Layne. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

KEATON, H. C.
H. C. Keaton, 77, prominent merchant of Dale, Magoffin County died Apr 23. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

LAYNE, Flossie
Mrs. Flossie Layne, 18, wife of Robert A. Layne of McAndrews, KY, died Apr 12, Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

LITTLE, Bruce
ROBINSON, Lon
Pikeville, KY—May 22—Lon Robinson, 40, Pikeville police officer and Bruce Little of Wheelwright, Floyd County, an alleged rum runner, are dead and Sidney Trivette, United States Commissioner of Pikeville, is suffering from a shattered leg as the result of a gun battle between Little and the officers last Thursday during a liquor raid in the Happy Hollow section of Pikeville. Death of Robinson and Little brings the number of killings incident to liquor, in the Big Sandy Valley up to 14 within the past 9 weeks, and Robinson is the fourth officer to be killed in 6 weeks. Commonwealth’s attorneys and newspapers of the valley have pleaded for juries to return death sentences in cased growing out of liquor law gun play, in an effort to stem the wave of crime. Receiving a tip that Little and Elisha Cole were expected to bring a load of liquor to Happy Hollow, officials formed a raiding party composed of Robinson, Trivette, Sheriff J. M. Moore and patrolman Code Ramsey, who went to the scene in an attempt to upturn the rum runners. Robinson and Trivette, paired by themselves, went to the home of Mrs. Ruth Hatcher, where they found Little and Cole with Mrs. Hatcher. Liquor was found in the place, they reported, and they arrested the men and the woman. Little and Cole were immediately searched and Little handed over a heavy revolver to Robinson. In continuing the search Robinson noted something in the front pocket of Little’s trousers but passed it up when Little told him it was a bunch of keys. The officers started from the house with the prisoners, and after waling a short distance, it is alleged that Little produced a small caliber automatic, which it is believed was the article overlooked, threw his arms around Robinson and fired 2 bullets into his breast. Little is a powerful man,, it is said and Robinson was unable to throw him off.

As Robinson sank to the ground mortally wounded, Little turned on Trivette, who was a few feet away in charge of the other prisoner, and shot him in the leg, explaining that he did not want to kill him, but only to cripple him in order that he might not give pursuit. Trivette, who had accompanied the raiding party at the request of officers and against his will, carried only a 32 squeeze which misfired 3 times before it fired. From a sitting position he finally fired several shots at Little as he fled. Patrolman Ramsey, it is said, fired one shot at Little from the corner of a nearby building. Little was finally captured by K. D. Elswick, another member of the raiding party, who came up on hearing the shooting. Little and Trivette were rushed to the hospital where Little expired Friday of wounds inflicted by Trivette and Ramsey. Trivette’s leg is shattered just above the knee. Robinson died instantly of a bullet wound through the heart. Little it is said, was a dangerous man and averred that he would never be taken alive. He had previously killed three men near his home on Beaver Creek, it is said, but had been acquitted on pleas of self defense. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

MAGILL, Ina
Little Ina Magill, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reese Magill of Magoffin County died May 20. Funeral services were held in the Salyersville Christian Church and burial made in the Millard cemetery at Bloomington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

MAHAN, Mason
Mason Mahan, 88, Union veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Paintsville last Thursday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

MAYNARD, Floyd
Floyd Maynard, 56, of Delbarton, WV died May 10 of tuberculosis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

MAYNARD, Mrs. Ollie
Mrs. Ollie Maynard, 35, of Wayne, WV died May 9, 3 hours after a daughter was born dead at birth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

MEADE, Dewey
Dewey Meade, 27 years old, formerly of Wilsondale, Wayne County, was instantly killed at Logan, Tuesday morning of last week, when the truck which he was driving was struck by C & O passenger train No. 49 just as he was starting out with a load of produce. The truck and Meade’s body were pushed the length of a city block before the train could be stopped. Meade delivered produce for Malcolm Brothers Produce Co., and it is said that green vegetables were strewn for more than a block. Meade lived at Shegon and was the son of Frank Meade of Wilsondale. He is survived by his father, step mother, 2 brothers and 5 sisters, his wife who was before marriage Miss Charity Tomblin, daughter of Rev. Obe Tomblin of Dunlow and 4 small children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

MOORE, William
Prestonsburg, KY, May 24 From Floyd County Times—Born, according to reports, 102 years ago on Spewing Camp, a tributary of Left Beaver Creek, this county, Rev. William “Snakey Bill” Moore died Saturday, last week, 3 miles from his birthplace, at Gearheart, a the home of his son, Rev. Lindsey Moore. The Rev. Moore had been a minister of the Regular Baptist Church for more than half a century and was known throughout this county. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having fought with the Confederate army. Aside from the war time adventures, Mr. Moore spent his long life quietly on his farm and as a mountain minister. He was married 3 times, being surviving by his widow. He reared about 18 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

PENNINGTON, James L.
James L. Pennington, 72, of Ashland and a native of Elliott County, died last week at his home in Ashland. He was a brother of Isaac Pennington of Dobbins. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

PRATER, White
Uncle White Prater who died at his home on Short Fork last week was buried on Middle Creek last Tuesday. Some of the World War veterans assisted in the funeral service and places a flag above the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

PRESTON, Mrs. Eliza
Mrs. Eliza Preston, 77, of Wayne, WV died May 13 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Noe of Belfrey, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

PRESTON, Joe
Joe Preston 71, well known citizen of Patrick, died Friday after a prolonged illness. Funeral was conducted from the home Sunday by Rev. Ed Preston and burial made in the family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons and 4 daughters, Walter Preston, Richardson, Forest Preston, Patrick, Mrs. Vent Walters, Patrick, Mrs. Sam Patton, Buchanan, Mrs. J. C. Pack, Williamson, WV and Miss Nola Preston at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

PRESTON, Nevada
Mrs. Nevada Preston, 56 widow of the late S. Preston of Patrick, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Whiteside at Olcott, WV. Her body was returned to Patrick where funeral services and interment took place. Deceased is survived by 6 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

PRESTON, Rhoda
Mrs. Rhoda Preston, 86, of Johnson County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lafe Vanhoose in Paintsville, Apr 23. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

QUEEN, Basil
Basil Queen, 34,, of Queens Ridge, Wayne County, WV died Apr 12, in Logan County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

RATCLIFF, Mrs. William
Patrick & Henrietta—On the 16th Mrs. William Ratcliff passed away. She was about 80 years old and was a member of the United Baptist church for about 17 years. She was a kind mother and a loving wife. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, 6 children and a host of friends. She was laid to rest in the family cemetery overlooking her old home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

REYNOLDS, James
James Reynolds, 35 son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reynolds of Fort Gay, and formerly a pharmacist in the Reynolds Drug Store here, was shot and killed by his wife, Mrs. Anna Caudill Reynolds, in the Midland Garage near their home in Morehead Tuesday, when he is said to have resumed an attack on her which he started Monday, Reynolds is alleged to have been drunk. His body was brought to Fort Gay where interment was made Thursday. According to press dispatches from Morehead, Reynolds had been drinking heavily during the last few months. Monday evening, it is alleged, he began beating his wife. She took their 4 children and went to the home of her father, Sam Caudill where she was followed by her husband, Here, it is said, he attacked her again and she shot at him, the bullet inflicting a slight wound in the hip. Tuesday Mrs. Reynolds went to the Midland Garage where she encountered her husband. She is said to have told him that if came toward her she would shoot him. He disregarded this warning, it is said, and she fired twice at him, the first bullet striking him near the heart and the second one entering his leg. No charge has been filed against Mrs. Reynolds Wednesday. Funeral services which were held Thursday morning in the Fort Gay Baptist Church, were conducted by Rev. L. D. Bryan. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

ROSS, Emma E. Waldeck
Emma E. Waldeck was born Oct 31, 1881. Was married to Charles B. Ross Nov 5, 1899. to this union were born 3 children, Margarette, Irene and John H. Ross. The two girls have preceded the mother to the glory world. Sister Ross was regenerated or born again and joined the Missionary Baptist Church when 12 years of age. She died in the triumphs of a living faith on Apr 18, 1929, age 47 years, 5 months and 18 days. The funeral was conducted in the Baptist Church at Louisa, KY on Apr 20. the Rev. F. Hardin, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated. Her last words were: “Don’t worry, my way is clear. Oh, blessed Jesus. He is even at the door.” Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3,1929

ROUSE, Mrs. Ellsworth
Mrs. Ellsworth Rouse, familiarly known in her home county of Logan, WV as “Aunt Emmy” Reeves, last surviving sister of the famed “Devil Anse” Hatfield of the historic Hatfield-McCoy feud died on Monday of last week at Racine, OH of leakage of the heart. The deceased was 80 years, 4 months and one day old. With the death of Mrs. Rouse there remains only one survivor of the original Hatfield family that participated in the famous feud, namely, Smith Hatfield, of Matewan, Mingo County, the last of 8 children. Mrs. Rouse had been married 3 times, her first marriage being to a Smith; her second to Horton Reeves, formerly of Virginia, but who was partially reared by the Hatfield family in Logan and her last marriage being to Ellsworth Rouse, who survives her. She was the mother of Mrs. Nan Hatfield, wife of Cap Hatfield of Stirrat, who is a son of Anse Hatfield, the deceased being both Cap’s mother in law and his aunt. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

SALYER, Vina
Prestonsburg, KY May 10—From Floyd County Times—While sleeping between 2 other children at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nero Neeley, on Lick Fork of Salt Lick Creek, this county, Wednesday night, May 1, Vina Salyer, 10 years old, was instantly killed when lightning struck a tree near the Neeley home though her bedfellows were uninjured. Explanation of the death of the child while in the theory that the little victim’s body was in contact with the iron bedstead in which she slept, the lighting being thus conveyed into her body. Every bone in the child’s body is said to have been broken. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 17, 1929

SIZEMORE, Sallie
Mrs. Sallie Sizemore, 90, widow of “Bill Hawk” Sizemore, well-known Floyd County man who died in December, succumbed May 19 at Water Gap to illness attendant upon advanced age. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

SPURLOCK, Amanda (Turner)
Mrs. Amanda Turner Spurlock, 79, widow of the late Albert Spurlock, formerly of Dickerson, WV died Apr 17 at her home in Fontana, KS. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

STAFFORD, Dorothy Dollie
Miss Dorothy Dollie Stafford, 29, one of Lawrence County’s most esteemed ladies, died last Thursday in Washington, D. C. where she held a responsible position in the offices of the Pennsylvania Railway. Her body was returned to Webbville, where funeral services and interment took place Monday. Born in the Cherokee section of this county in 1900, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Stafford, Miss Stafford attended the rural school near her home and later went to Ashland where she took a business course and worked in Faulkners Department Store. Completing her business training, she became a teacher in a business college at Washington, D. C. and later accepted a responsible position with the Pennsylvania Railway. Funeral services were conducted Monday from the home of her sister, Mrs. Hugh Shepherd at Webbville, with Rev. Andrews of Fort Thomas KY officiating. Deceased was a sister of Eugene Stafford of Ashland and a niece of Rawleigh Butler of Blaine. Big  Sandy News, May 31, 1929

THOMAS, Bernard
Bernard Thomas, 19 year old son of Mrs. Mollie Thomas, of Index, Morgan County, was killed by an L & N train, May 5. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

VARNEY, Margaret (Radcliffe)
Mrs. Margaret Radcliffe Varney, 47, wife of Sidney Varney, N & W ticket agent at Williamson, WV, died in a Williamson hospital May 11, following a surgical operation. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

VARNEY, Thomas
Thomas Varney, 24, well known resident of Pond Creek, Pike County, died recently in New Mexico where he had gone in an attempt to regain his health.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 3, 1929

UNKNOWN NEGRO
Shot through and through in the abdominal region by a bullet from the revolver of N & W special agent Butch Walden, when he was caught breaking into a box car at Prichard, WV Wednesday morning, an unknown negro sniffed at his wound and put up a fight which almost bested the 200 pound special agent before members of the train crew could stop the fight. The Negro died later in the afternoon of the bullet wound. According to information given the News, special agent Walden apprehended 2 negroes unloading 8 cases of cigarettes from a box car. When the officer advanced one negro fled but the other stood by his loot and showed fight, whereupon he was shot, the bullet penetrating the stomach. Unsubdued by the wound, the negro grappled with the officer who struck his assailant over the head twice with his revolver, jamming it until it would not fire. The negro then seized the pistol, threw it away and was about to subdue the officer, when members of the train crew came up and stopped the fight. The negro died Wednesday afternoon at the depot at Prichard, it is said. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 17, 1929

WALLIN, Mrs. Alton
Mrs. Alton Wallin, 19, of Paintsville, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Millholland of Shelbiana, KY died May 7 in a Paintsville Hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

WEBB, Dulcina (Hall)
Mrs. Dulcina Hall Webb, 55, widow of the late Abraham Webb, of the Smokey Valley section of this county, died Monday a the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Maynes in Ironton. Mrs. Webb moved from this county to Ironton about 7 years ago. She is a sister of Walburn Hall and Orin Hall of Louisa. Burial was made in an Ironton cemetery in Thursday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 10, 1929

WHEATLEY, John E.
Mrs. Sam Ferguson, wife of Dr. Sam Ferguson, while visiting relatives in Wayne County last week received word that her brother, John E. Wheatley, a coal loader in the newly opened mine no. 18 on Mud Fork of Island Creek, Logan County, was killed instantly when crushed by a heavy fall of slate. The accident victim was terribly mashed about the trunk of the body. Two fellow workers, one on the left and one on the right of Wheatley miraculously escaped without injury. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 24, 1929

WORKMAN, Laura
Miss Laura Workman, 37, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Workman, of Ashland and sister of Charles Workman of Unity died May 22 of tuberculosis developing from an attack of flu. Big Sandy News-Recorder, May 31, 1929

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ATKINS, Bill
Bill Atkins, 46, of Huntington, WV, was run over and instantly killed by an N & W train at the coaling station at Prichard, WV Saturday afternoon. His head and a portion of his shoulders was severed from his body and one arm was cut off near the shoulder. Atkins came in on an east bound train and got off when it stopped for coal and water. A west bound engine, reversing to its train after taking water, struck him as he was standing by to catch the east bound train, which was then pulling out. An inquest was held and after considerable delay, he was removed to the Prichard depot. The only relative that could be found was a sister in Huntington. When notified of his death, she had undertakers from Catlettsburg to remove the body. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

BAISDON, Paul Jean
Paul Jean Baisden, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Baisden, of Louisa, was perhaps fatally burned early Wednesday morning when he fell into a tub of boiling water at the home of his parents here, where his aunt, Mrs. T.C. Staple, was washing clothes. The little boy fell backwards into the tub when his hand slipped off the knob on a door which he attempted to open. His back and thighs were horribly burned by the boiling water. After receiving first aid treatment here he was rushed to an Ashland hospital where doctors say he has only a slight chance to recover. The boy’s father is steam shovel operator for the T C. Staples Construction Company engaged here in extending the C & O passing track. They moved here only recently and are occupying the house of Mrs. Mary B. Horton. Mrs. Baisden is the sister of Mrs. Staples. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

BARTON, Caroline (Preston)
Mrs. Caroline Preston Barton widow of Robert R. Barton, formerly of Catlettsburg, died a the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Summerville in Oakland, CA May 29. Her body was returned to Ashland where funeral services were conducted at the home of her niece, Mrs. F.C. Malin. Interment was made at Ashland. Deceased was a daughter of Frank and Emily Hager Preston of Paintsville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

BARTRAM, Fannie (Williamson)
Mrs. Frank Dewey Bartram, 26, of Fort Gay died in an Ashland hospital last Friday of a broken back sustained May 18 when an automobile in which she and her husband were driving up Mill Creek, near Fort Gay, slipped on a muddy road and backed over her body. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning in the Bartram chapel with Rev. Bascom Lakin and Rev. Campbell officiating. Interment was made in the Bartram cemetery on Mull Creek. Deceased was the former Miss Fannie Williamson, daughter of E. B. Williamson of Fort Gay. Besides her husband and father she is survived by a son 9 years old and 4 sisters and 2 brothers: Mrs. Billie Ball, Louisa, Mrs. Culley Webb, Fort Gay, Mrs. Cass Fyffe, Fort Gay, and Miss Delores Williamson at home, Leroy Williamson, Toledo, OH and Rush Williamson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

BENTLEY, Eva
Prestonsburg, KY, Jun 7—From Floyd County Times—A letter received by Miss Eva Bentley, 18, last Thursday from her lover in which he told her that he was gone and that she would not see him again, caused the girl, a few minutes later, to send the charge of a 12 gauge shotgun through her left breast and arm at the home of her father, Enoch Bentley, on Henry’s Branch near Maytown thus inflicting a fatal wound. The wounded girl was taken to the Beaver Valley Hospital Thursday afternoon and died there Monday. Her breast was terribly mangled and burned and her left arm was almost severed by the load of shot. The arm was amputated a short time before she died. It is said that the man with whom Miss Bentley was in love was or had been married. His name is unavailable. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

BOGGS, J. C.
J. C. Boggs, 77 years old, formerly of Hazard, KY, died Jun 16th at his home in Chandler, OK. His son, Dr. J. P. Boggs resides at Hazard. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

BOND, S. L.
S. L. Bond, 57, of Ashland, an employee of H. W. Construction Co., at the Armco Plant, died Monday from a sun stroke. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

BURKE, Mrs. A. M>
Mrs. A. M. Burke, age 62, of Pikeville, died at her home Friday morning. She leaves a husband and 8 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

BURTON, Martha (Ward)
Mrs. Martha Ward Burton, wife of Henderson Burton, of Lower Ulysses died Sunday in a Paintsville hospital following 2 serious surgical operations. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ward of Ulysses, who with her husband survives. Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Daniel and Rev. John Vanhoose. Interment was made in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

CARR, Preston
Preston Carr, 80, died May 9, at his home at Allen, Floyd County, a victim of dropsy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

CARROL, Leonard
Leonard Carrol, 16, son of Scott Carrol, of Upper Stinson, Carter County, died last Friday in a Grayson hospital following an operation for appendicitis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

CARTER, Walter F.
Walter F. Carter, 35, son of the late Alfred M. Carter, of this county died Sunday at his home in Spencer, WV after a long illness of tuberculosis. Funeral services were conducted in the M. E. Church here Tuesday, Rev. V. E. Fryman, officiating. Interment was made in the Fulkerson cemetery here. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Damron Carter, 4 children, his mother, Mrs. J. S. Lambert, May, WV, one brother, J. T. Carter, Williamson, WV, and 2 sisters, Mrs. L. W. Wellman, Thacker, WV and Mrs. E. L. Adams of Indiana. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

CASTLE, Lefner
Pikeville, KY, Jun 3—Lefner Castle 74, an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, shot and killed himself at this home at Fords Branch last Thursday. He formerly lived in Lawrence County and was a son of Jackson Castle. His daughter, Mrs. Lottie Milan lives in Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

CAUDILL, Nancy (Pennington)
Mrs. Nancy Pennington Caudill, 68, widow of the late Enoch Caudill of Blaine, died May 21 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Jenson in Denver, CO, where she went about a year ago for the benefit of her health. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Pennington of Webbville. She was twice married, first to George Meade from which union the following children survive: Mrs. Alice Jenson of Denver, CO, Mrs. Bertha_____ of Colorado, and Curt Meade of  Enid, OK. Three sisters also survived, Mrs. T. L. Green and Mrs. W. M.  Green of Webbville and Mrs. Rachel Wheeler of Blaine. Following the death of her first husband she married Enoch Caudill, of Blaine, where they resided until his death. Interment was made in a private cemetery of her son of Enid, OK. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

CHADWICK, Henry
Henry Chadwick, age 62, committed suicide at his home on Pine Creek, near Kenova last Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

Henry Chadwick, age 62 years, who resided with his brother, Lindsey Chadwick, on Pine Creek, near Kenova, ended his life Friday morning of last week by drinking a quantity of poison. The deceased was widely known to many people in Wayne County. A coroner’s jury returned a verdict of suicide. He is survived by 5 brothers and one daughter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

CLEVENGER, Gertrude (Segraves)
Mrs. Gertrude Segraves Clevenger, 18m daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Segraves of near Blaine, died in a Paintsville hospital at 11 o’clock Sunday night of a fractured skill sustained 3 hours earlier when an automobile in which she and 3 other persons were driving to Ashland crashed over an embankment on the Mayo Trail near the mouth of Georges Creek and turned over 3 times. The other occupants of the car were Miss Fonda Segraves 27, of Blaine, sister of the dead woman, Booker Moore of Blaine, and Frank Stricklin, of Paintsville. All were injured in the crash but were able to leave the hospital Tuesday. The group had driven from Ashland to Paintsville for a visit with relatives and were returning to Ashland Sunday night when the accident occurred. Driving at a high rate of speed, it is believed they were unable to negotiate the double curve at the mouth of Georges Creek. The car plunged off the road at the first curve and over a 45 foot embankment, turning over 3 times. Mrs. Clevenger sustained 3 fractures of the skull and died shortly after being taken to the hospital.

The other 3 occupants were bruised, but not injured seriously. The body of Mrs. Clevenger was taken to the home of her parents on Lower Laurel, about 3 miles from Blaine, where funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Clevenger’s husband, Pharoah (Pat) Clevenger, of Prestonsburg, died in the Paintsville hospital 9 months ago following an operation. Until a few weeks ago Mrs. Clevenger served as deputy county court clerk at Prestonsburg. She was born and reared in this county and was widely known to a large circle of friends. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

CORDLE, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Cordle, aged about 60, of Cordell, died on Thursday of last week at her home of heart trouble, Deceased was a daughter of Isaac Lester. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

CORDLE, Lyss
Lyss Cordle of Columbus, OH, a son of Dave Cordle, formerly of Rich Creek, this county, died at his home in Columbus, OH, on Thursday of last week and was brought here Saturday and taken to Mattie for interment Cordle died following a surgical operation. Two years ago he sustained serious burns when escaping gas ignited when he attempted to light a gas stove. Willie Moore, another Lawrence countian, was also profusely burned at the same time. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

DANIEL, Proctor
Falling 125 feet from a roller coaster at an amusement park in Pontiac, MI, where he was employed by a railroad company, Proctor Daniel, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Daniel, of Charley, this county, sustained injuries last Thursday which caused his death f few minutes later. His body was shipped here and taken to Charley where funeral services were conducted Monday. The body was accompanied here by a younger brother, Le?? Who was also employed at Pontiac, MI. Interment was made at Sugar Grove. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

DIAMOND, Junior
Junior Diamond 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Diamond, of the Buchanan section, died May 24, Surviving re his parents and a brother and sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

DINGESS, Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Dingess, 46, well known hotel proprietor of Williamson, WV died May 25 after a 2 years illness, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

DISHMAN, Thomas, Jr.
Thomas Dishman, Jr. 13 years old, of Dock’s Creek, WV was drowned Friday  morning while in swimming in the Big Sandy river near his home. He is survived by his father and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

FERGUSON, Harrison
Harrison Ferguson, 81, of East Lynn, Wayne County, WV died May 25 at the home of his son, Samuel Ferguson at Lavalette, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

FRASHIER, Ulysses G. (Bud)
Ulysses G. (Bud) Frashier, 59, a native of this county, died Sunday at his home in Portsmouth, OH after a 6 years illness of complications. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Frashier, of this county. On Jan 7, 1895, he was married to Lona Curnutte and to this union 3 children were born: Mrs. Paul Jeanguenst of Portsmouth, Paul Frashier of Carey’s Run and Silas Frashier at home. He leaves 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Mrs. Mort Bostick of Fullerton, KY, Mrs. Harry Nunley of Grayson, KY, M. C. Frashier, Zelda, KY and Charlie Frashier of Portsmouth. Mr. Frashier’s death makes the second death in the family in the past 5 weeks. Mrs. Frashier’s mother, Mrs. H. H. Curnutte, died on May 7. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

FRAZIER, Virginia (Ferguson)
Virginia Ferguson Frazier, 62, wife of James Frazier, died at her home on Tabors Creek, near Fort Gay, Tuesday after a week’s illness of heart trouble. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning and burial was made in the Ferguson Cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Spruce Lick Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Mrs. John Frazier, Catlettsburg, Mrs. W. H. Peters, Huntington Mrs. W. M. Michall, Kenova, Mrs. J. S. Lakin, Fort Gay, Clyde and Luther, Fort Gay and Elmer, Fanny and Anne at home and a brother and sister, Mrs. Belle Loar and J. P. Ferguson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

FUGETT, Lillie Belle
Mrs. Lillie Belle Fugett, 51 wife of William Fuggett, formerly of Morgan County, died recently at her home in Portsmouth. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

GIBSON, Austin
Austin Gibson, 50, one of Floyd County’s best known citizens, died Jun 5, at his home at Emma. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

HARRIS, Charles
Charles Harris, miner of Weeksbury, was killed by a slate fall in the mines last Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

HINKLE, Charles
STEPHENS
Two natives of this section were drowned this week while swimming, one in Big Sandy River and the other in Guyan River, The victims are Charles Hinkle, 21, of Huntington, formerly of Walbridge, this county and a 14 year old son of Jim Stephens of Burnaugh, 15 miles below Louisa. Hinkle was drowned in Guyan River Sunday when he fell from a rope which he and his fellow campers had stretched across the river at their camp on the Pea Ridge road out of Huntington. Hinkle, together with 5 other boys, had gone to their camp to spend Saturday night and Sunday with several other campers were playing on a rope which they had stretched across the river. He was said to be a very weak swimmer and was unable to get ashore after he had let loose in mid stream. L. W. Summers and John Powley went to his aid but lost in their fight to overpower him and bring him to shallow water. The body was brought here and taken to his former home near Walbridge for interment. He was a son of Mrs. Jennie Hinkle. His mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters survive. Drury Hinkle and Bufford Hinkle and Edith and Elizabeth Hinkle. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

HORN, Ben
Ben Horn, 56, of Jonacy, Pike Co., died May 24 in a Pikeville hospital following an operation for stomach ulcers. In his earlier life he was a Baptist preacher. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

HORN, P. H.
P. H. Horn, 82, of Cove Gap, Wayne County, WV died 2 weeks ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

HUFF, Mary E.
Mary E. Huff, 72, a daughter of the late Zachariah and Elizabeth Riggs of Wayne County, WV died May 22. She was a sister of Jennie Huff of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

HUTCHINSON, Mary
Mrs. Mary Hutchinson, wife of Cecil Hutchinson, of Centerville, WV, died  at her home Jun 12th, of tuberculosis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

IRBY, S. E. B. (Ned)
S. E. B. (Ned) Irby, 48, of Lynn Creek, near Lavalette, WV died May 29. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

JOHNSON, Blaine
Prestonsburg KY, Jun 25—Blaine Johnson, 50, of Wheelwright, was killed by a C & O train at Clear Creek on the Long Fork division of the Chesapeake & Ohio about 2 o’clock this morning. He was a native of Pike County and was foreman for the West Virginia and Kentucky Power Company, being in charge of a crew of men clearing right of way for a power line up left Beaver. He is believed to have been drunk and to have fallen asleep on the tracks. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

JOHNSON, Eunice
Eunice Johnson, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of Chattaroy, WV died last Tuesday morning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28,1929

JUSTICE, Henry
Williamson, WV, Jun 10—Henry Justice, 64, former Big Sandy River steamboat captain, and later a prominent Williamson business man, died at his home here last Thursday after a four day’s illness of pneumonia. Mr. Justice was born in Pike County, being a member of a pioneer family of that section but was reared in Catlettsburg where he moved when a small boy. At that time, Catlettsburg was an important river point and Mr. Justice when a young man engaged in timbering and steam boating. Later on Mr. Justice became a steamboat captain and owner. His Favorite, will readily be recalled by  the older resident of Big Sandy and Tug valleys. Mr. Justice had the distinction of being the first man to bring a steamboat up the Tug. On one trip his boat ascended the shallow stream as far as the Hatfield tunnel. Upon coming to Williamson, Mr. Justice engaged extensively in building operations and at the time of his death was the owner of a number of valuable structures. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

KEEN, Nancy
Nancy Keen died last week at her home on Poor Farm Branch, Pike County at the reported age 104. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

KILGORE, Columbus C.
Columbus C. Kilgore, 73, for many years a prominent resident of Prichard, WV, died last Friday at the home of his son, Asa Kilgore in Ashland. Born in Dickenson Co., VA, Mr. Kilgore spent his early life there and moved with his family to Prichard in 1903 and made his home there until the beginning of his fatal illness, He was a prosperous farmer and widely known in the Lower Big Sandy section. Funeral services were held Sunday in the First Baptist Church in Catlettsburg, Rev. W. C. Pierce, pastor officiating. Interment was made at Wheelersburg, OH. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. R. E. Brinkley of Portsmouth, OH and Ida Gray Kilgore of Prichard. Five sons, F. A. Kilgore, of Ironton, OH, R. J. Kilgore of Dayton, OH, Paul and Russell Kilgore of Prichard, WV and Asa Kilgore of Ashland, KY also survive. R. H. Kilgore of Catlettsburg is the only surviving brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

LEMASTERS, Clarence
Clarence Lemasters, 16 years old of Normal, KY, was drowned in the Ohio river at Normal Sunday afternoon when he fell into the river from a raft on which he and 2 companions were playing. His body was recovered after 45 minutes and a verdict of accidental drowning given by the coroner. The raft was anchored about 50 feet from shore and the boys had rowed to it in a canoe. He was a son of John Lemaster. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

LEVAN, Jake
Prestonsburg, KY, Jun 21 (from Floyd County Times)—“I tell you, I’ll kill any man whut messes wid that woman!” Jesse Wright, 30 year old Wheelwright negro exclaimed Sunday night, a moment after he had shot and fatally wounded Jake LeVan, negro, 25, of whom Wright is said to have been jealous. The shooting occurred near the home of Bob Harris, at Wheelwright, shortly after midnight, when the two blacks met. Wright’s revolver bullet passed through LeVan’s left arm and penetrated the lungs. The wounded man died within 20 minutes. The slayer fled into the hills, but soon emerged from hiding, surrendered to John Hall and Con Cheek, policemen at Wheelwright. The negro will probably be indicted for murder, this week by the grand jury now in session. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

LIESEJANG, John
John Liesejang, 45, native of Germany, died last Thursday at his home in the Smokey Valley section, a few miles from Louisa. Mr. Liesejang came to the county from Germany 32 years ago, and to Louisa to do the steel work in constructing the lock and dam here. He is survived by his wife and 4 children, one brother, Fred, of Cleveland, one sister, Mrs. B. Heinzerling, of Cleveland, and by an aunt, Mrs. M. Volrge of Amah, NE. Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. H. B. Hewlett and Rev. Lindsey Cyrus. The Odd fellows had charge of the rites at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

MCCOY, Matt
Matt McCoy, 28 miner of Princess, KY, was killed by a C & O passenger train at Princess Sunday. He was formerly of Logan, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

MCCULLOUGH, W. H.
W. H. McCullough, 52, of Welch, WV formerly of Pikeville, died suddenly in Bluefield where he was attending a Shriners convention. His wife was formerly Miss Anna Auxier of Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

MEADE, Howard
Catlettsburg, KY, Jun 10—Howard Meade, 16, died here last week of a broken neck sustained when he fell from the running board of an ice truck of his father, A. J. Meade. The Meade family moved here from Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

MEEK, Elias
Elias Meek 89, of Whitehouse, died Jun 7. He is survived by  the widow, Mrs. Mary E. Meek, 4 sons G. V. Meek W. D. Meek, John C. Meek and Jefferson Meek, a daughter, Mrs. Emmett Murray and 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Maxine Fisher and Mrs. Carlton Ward, both of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

MORRIS, Lafe
Lafe Morris, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Morris of Ashland died last week and was buried at Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7,1929

OSBORN, Della
Mrs. Della Osborn, 24 wife of Alen Osborn, and a former resident of Prestonsburg, died last wee n Harlan County, Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hall, of Jack’s Creek, Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

PENNINGTON, Clyde
Clyde Pennington, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Pennington, of Coal Grove, OH and formerly of this section was killed instantly Monday night at Coal Grove while riding on a railway handcar. The boy’s neck was broken when the handcar collided with a flat car on a siding. Clyde with 2 of his brothers had gone over across the railroad tracks to gather wood. Trackmen had left their handcar on a siding and the boys were riding on it when the accident occurred. It is reported that the Pennington family moved from the Big Sandy region to Coal Grove 4 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

ROWE, Belden
Mr. Belden Rowe, of Dorton, died at his home Jun 12th. He is survived by his wife Becky Jane Rowe. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

SINCIALE, Domanece
Domanece Sinciale, 31 year old Italian coal loader, employed by the Leckie colleries, was killed Tuesday morning by falling slate while working in the mines. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

SPARKS
The death angel visited the home of Melvin Sparks and took from it the loving father. He was born Apr 15, 1852 and passed to the great beyond Jun 3, 1929 age 77 years 1 month and 19 days. There are left to mourn the loss of the loved one, his wife, Mrs. Mary Sparks, 3 daughters, Mrs. U. S. Bishop, Mrs. Cecil Kitchen, and Mrs. Wayne Griffith all of Plain City, OH, 2 sons, D. L. and L. J. Sparks also of Plain City, OH. There are also 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren left to mourn. Two children have already passed to the land of rest Nora Sparks in girlhood and Mrs. George McComas 10 years ago. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Sparks in Amity, Jun 5 and interment was made in Big Darby cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

STAFFORD, John L.
Williamson, WV Jun 3—John L. Stafford 78 former prosecuting attorney and veteran member of the Mingo County bar, died at his home here Monday of a paralytic stroke suffered Thursday after he conclude an argument before a Mingo circuit court jury in a murder case. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

STEPHENS
Young Stephens was drowned Monday near Hall’s Beach in the Big Sandy River. According to witnesses to the accident, the Stewart boy was swinging out over the river. He was unable to swim and before any one could reach him he was drowned. The body was recovered immediately. The boy’s first name was not learned, The boy’s family lives on the Hall farm near Burnaugh. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

TERRY, John Russell
John Russell Terry, frontiersman and artist and a grandson of Noah Zane, the famous West Virginia pioneer, died at his home in Westmoreland, WV May 27. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 7, 1929

THOMPSON, Bernie
Bernie Thompson, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson, of Mill Creek, Wayne County, WV, died in the C & O hospital at Huntington on Thursday of last week of a bullet wound through his abdomen, accidentally inflicted the previous day by his playmate, Irvin Vinson, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Vinson. Young Vinson had been in the habit of taking his father’s shot gun out on the farm to kill crows. Wednesday, his father was away from home at Rittman, OH and the boy decided to take out the 30-30 high power rifle instead of the shot gun. On the way he met his neighboring boy friend, Bernie Thompson. By some means not exactly explained Vinson accidentally discharged the gun and the bullet struck Thompson and ploughed into his stomach and went though his body. Dr. Glen Johnson was summoned and gave medical treatment and the boy was rushed to the C & O hospital where he underwent an operation in an effort to save his life, but he died next day. Thompson was entirely conscious after the shooting and he explained to his father that no blame could be attached to his boy friend since the shooting was entirely accidental and possibly the result of carelessness in loading the high powered rifle and forgetting to drop the hammer. Thompson and Vinson were the best of good friends and they had been exchanging work on each other’s farm this summer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 21, 1929

THURBER, Eileen
Eileen Thurber, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Thurber of Pikeville, died Jun 14th of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

VEST, Floyd  D.
Floyd D. Vest, 28 year old coal loader of Hardy, KY was killed  Tuesday by a slate fall in the Fordson Coal Company mine at Hardy, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

VINSON, Mary Lou (Hayes)
Mrs. Mary Lou Hayes Vinson, 47, wife of D. B. Vinson, formerly of Louisa, died May 31, at her home near Lindsey, OK, after an illness of several months due to complications and pneumonia. Born in the county, Apr 18, 1882, a daughter of Al Hayes, of Mattie, and Mrs. Hayes, now deceased, Mrs. Vinson moved with her family to Texas 17 years ago, and later moved to Oklahoma, where they have resided the past 12 years. She was a member of the Baptist church of Lindsey, OK. Burial was made in Green Hill Cemetery near Lindsey. The deceased was the mother of 10 children, including 3 sets of twins; 2 of the children have passed on. Those remaining are: Mrs. Lucy Robinson, Mrs. Virginia Childress, Mrs. Georgia Dillard, Allen, Julia, Katherine, Loranie and J. D. Vinson. The husband, father, 3 sisters and 4 brothers also survive. The sisters are: Mrs. Joe Cyrus, Mrs. George Cordle and Mrs. Dollie Hinkle and the brothers are Tom, Zeal and Lindsey and Bud Hayes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 14, 1929

WALLACE, Fred
Fred Wallace, 18 year o;d son of Dan Wallace, committed suicide at his home on Brush Creek in Wayne County Sunday by shooting himself twice with a revolver. Wallace first attempted to end his life by shooting himself through the heart, but missed his heart a few inches and he then turned the gun to his head and sent the second bullet through his brain. The family was away from the house attending church except for one small boy when the shooting occurred. The deceased was in feeble health and was prone to have despondent moods. Wayne News. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

WOODYARD, Harry C.
Harry C. Woodyard, age 61 of Spencer, WV, newspaper publisher, banker and former congressman died at his home Friday from a heart attack. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jun 28, 1929

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JULY

ADKINS, Permelia
Mrs. Permelia Adkins,, 82 wife of Jonah Adkins, Civil War veteran, of Potter, died Jun 13. Surviving are the husband and 3 children: Glover Adkins and Mrs. Fannie Moore of Potter and Hiram Adkins of Saltpeter, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

AKERS, George
George Akers, a native of Wurtland, Greenup County, and for a number of years a resident of Whitehouse, died Jun 8, at his home in Forsyth, Montana. His wife was Miss Jane Wells of Johnson County. William Akers of Matewan, WV is a brother of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

BERRY, J. M.
J. M. Berry, 72, a former resident of Lavalette, WV died Jun 20 at the his home in Huntington. He was a brother of French Berry of Lavalette. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

BORDERS, Melissa (Butler)
Mrs. Melissa Butler Borders, 75, wife of C. H. Borders, both former resident of this county died in the Methodist Old Peoples Home at Quincy, IL, Jul 1, following a stroke of paralysis suffered 10 days before. Born at Peach Orchard, this county in 1854, Mrs. Borders spent her early life there, and in 1869, she was married to C. H. Borders to which union 2 sons and a daughter were born. The oldest son, who was an engineer on the O.K. R.R. a branch of the C. B. Q. was killed in an accident in 1908 just as he was bringing his train into Quincy. The other son, died about a year and half later in Milan, MO. Twenty-two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Borders moved to Milan, MO, where they made their home till they moved to Quincy about 6 years ago to make their home with their daughter. Last October they decided to make their home for the rest of their lives in the Old People’s Home. Mrs. Borders leaves to mourn her departure her daughter, Mrs. D. J. Sweetring of Covington, KY, her only living sister, Mrs. P. F. Conway, of Covington KY and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Borders was a devout, old fashioned Methodist and she had been a regular attendant at the services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

BORDERS, Monroe
Ashland, KY, Jul 17—Monroe Borders, 40 years old, a laborer crushed his wife’s head with an ax early today and then cut his own throat. Both are expected to die. The couple had quarreled early last night Borders accusing Mrs. Borders of keeping company with other men. Borders apparently waited until his wife was asleep then crushed her head with an ax, slashing his own throat with a razor. A daughter, Hazel, 12, discovered her parents and called her grandparents who in turned called an ambulance. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

BRANHAM, Hibbard
Hibbard Branham, son of Harm Branham, deceased of Douglas, Pike County, died Jun 23. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

CARTER, Minnie Clara
Minnie Clara Carter, 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Carter of Rockhouse, Pike  County died Jun 2. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

CASEY, Charles
DEPOLLIS, VECO
GANTOLE, Dominick
Williamson, WV, Jul 15—Three men were shot dead and another was wounded in a battle that broke up a poker game and liquor party at the home of Jimmy Topeka at McVeigh, KY, Saturday night. When the smoke from the gunfire cleared, Charles Casey, 18 years old, Dominick Gantole, 45, and Veco DePollis, 28, were dead. Fred DePollis, 33, brother of Veco, was shot in his right jaw. He is expected to recover. Butler Casey, brother of one of the victims, and Topeka are being held by police. Fred DePollis is said to have started the shooting. When he fell, Charles Casey seized the fallen revolver and shot Veco DePollis Casey was hit by bullets from Gantole’s automatic pistol, but before he fell he shot Gantole. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

CASTLE, Joseph
Joseph Castle, 61, of Mabert Road, Scioto County, OH, and formerly of near Sandy Hook, Elliott County, KY, died Jul 14. Ira Castle, of Charity and Mrs. H. K. Keaton of Stephens are children of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

CAUDILL, Elizabeth
Despondency from brooding over the death of their husband both of whom were slain in gun fights, and weighty domestic cares coming from the support of their fatherless children, caused 2 eastern Kentucky women to commit suicide during the past week. The dead women are Mrs. Lon Robinson 38, of Pikeville, widow of a Pikeville policeman who was slain in a liquor raid several weeks ago, and Mrs. Elizabeth Caudill, 45, of Flatwoods, Boyd County, widow of Albert Caudill, who was alleged to have been shot and killed by their son in law, Frank Smith, last year. Through the killings and suicides 15 children are made orphans.

Mrs. Caudill died at her home at Flatwoods on Thursday of last week of self administered poisoning. The woman, relatives said, ended her life because of the grief over the death of her husband and the domestic cares coming from the support of her 10 children. Mrs. Caudill’s husband was slain last year,, it is alleged by Frank Smith, their son in law who followed his estranged wife to the home of her parents, resulting in a quarrel and fatal wounding of Mr. Caudill. Smith is at liberty under bond, waiting the outcome of a review of his case by the court of Appeals, following his conviction and his sentence of 21 years to the penitentiary. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

COMBS, R.C.
RUCKER, Howard
A premature explosion of a charge of dynamite caused the death of R. C. Combs, 24 of Salyersville and Howard Rucker, 28, of Catletts Creek near Catlettsburg last Saturday afternoon near Princes where they were working on a road project. Combs was instantly killed and Rucker died 15 minutes after reaching the Stephenson Hospital at Ashland. The right side of Combs face and head were blown away, both legs were broken, one in 2 places, his body was otherwise badly mangled by the blast. The top of Rucker’s head was torn off, his eyes blown out and the right side of his face badly torn and both legs broken, the left leg being, almost severed at the knee. They were employed by the Ashland Supply Company on the Hoods Creek road and according to  information given to Coroner James L. Richardson, who was summoned to the scene of the tragedy, Combs and Rucker were setting off a shot of dynamite to blast out some rock and the explosion occurred before they were able to get a safe distance away. Rucker is survived by his widow and 6 small children, also by his father, James Rucker and one brother, James Rucker, Jr. Combs is survived by his widow and his parents who reside at Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

DESKINS, Joe
Catlettsburg, KY, Jul 8—Enraged it is said, because the lady with whom he boarded refused to go into a bootleg joint and buy him a quart of whiskey, William Osborne, 30, alias Billey Smiley, hit the lady, Mrs. Rose Deskins, over the head with his revolver felled her daughter, Mrs. Sopha Pucket, with a blow from his fist and shot and killed her 13 year old son, Joe Deskins, as he was fleeing to a neighbor’s home for safety, in a murder here Sunday which caused feeling to run high for a time. Chief of Police Dolpha Skaggs said Osborne engaged in an altercation with Mrs. Deskins, during which he struck her in the face with the butt of his revolver and knocked her unconscious, and then hit Mrs. Pucket in the face with his fist, knocking here down, Then he broke up a cook stove and carried it out of the house, the officers said they were told, and then he demanded a bed which was given to him, and he carried the bed out and placed it in his car which was parked in front of the house. After he had gotten into his machine, in which his brother, Tom Osborne was waiting Osborne saw the little boy running out of the yard toward the home of Mrs. Angie Selby, according to the officers. He opened fire on him and just as the little fellow reached the steps leading to the porch of the Selby home and cried excitedly, “Angie, hide me, “ a bullet from the .44 calibre revolver struck him in the head, killing him instantly. Osborne and his brother then drove to the bridge where he got out of the car and ran across of foot. He was pursued by  Patrolman Curt Stewart and Deputy Sheriff Mack Childers and captured a short time later in Kenova, He was returned to Catlettsburg and lodged in the city jail, but because of bitter feeling against him, he was removed by Chief Skaggs to the county jail for safe keeping. Osborne was given examining trial Monday and charged with first degree murder. Catlettsburg police said they were told by Mrs. Deskins that Osborne was enraged because Mrs. Deskins refused to go into a bootleg place and buy him a quart of whiskey. Osborne had been boarding at the Deskins home for a year, police said. The boy is survived by the other, sister and an older brother. The father died about 4 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

DUKE, Effie (Wallace)
PYLES, Henry
A special officer, of Boyd County and the wife of an Ashland soft drink proprietor ae dead, as the result of what county authorities said was a carefully planned murder-suicide, which ended an alleged love affair between the two, Wednesday morning at a lonely spot on the Catlettsburg-Cannonsburg highway. The principals are Henry Pyles, 45 years old, a former Boyd County patrolman, and Mrs. Effie Wallace Duke, 30 years old, wife of Herbert “Happy” Duke. Pyles fired 5 shots into the body of his alleged paramour, and then turned his service revolver, a 38 calibre, upon himself, sending a bullet through his head, to end an affair, of which members of their families had not been aware, it is said. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

FORD, Louise
Mrs. Louise Ford, formerly of East Fork, and later of Ashland, died Monday at the home of her brother in law at Cannelton, WV. Deceased was a  sister of D. C. Lambert of East Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

GARVIN, Lizzie
Mrs. Lizzie Garvin, 82, died Jun 22 at her home at Soldier, Carter County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

GREEN, George
GREEN, Mrs. W. R.
Death striking twice in the same family within a period of 3 hours on Friday of last week removed the wife and father of W. R. Green, of Willard  Both were buried the same day in the family cemetery at Willard. George Green, the father, died at 6 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eliza Williams at Flatwoods, near Russell. For many years he was a prosperous farmer of Willard. Surviving are 7 children: W. R. Green, Willard, Mrs. Eliza Williams, Flatwoods, Mrs. Mary Etta Johnson, of Ohio, Lewis Green, Flatwoods,, Mrs. Gemima Johnson, Dobbins, Mrs. Celina Lester, Buchanan, and George Green. His wife died 8 years ago. On the same day, three hours later, Mrs. W. R. Green, of Willard, daughter in law of the deceased man, died at her home at Willard after a prolonged illness Surviving are the husband and three children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

HACKWORTH, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Frank Hackworth, of the Burning Fork Road, Magoffin County died Jun 23 of pneumonia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

HALE, Bertha (Smith)
Mrs. Bertha Smith Hale, wife of R. M. Hale, of Toms Creek near Wayne County, WV, died Jun 24 of cancer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

HALE, Eunice
Mrs. Eunice Hale, 72, died Saturday at the home of Ira Hale on Little Blaine. Death was due to heart failure. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Ira Hale, Little Blaine, Clarence Hale, Lick Creek, Mrs. Nora George, Georges Creek, and Mrs. Belva Cundiff of Soldier, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

HANNAH, Albert Oriel
Age 63, of Pactorlus, Carter County, died Jul 7. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

HICKS, Johnny
Prestonburg, KY, Jul 15—Isadore Nelson 20 years old, alleged to have killed his nephew, Johnny Hicks four years his senior, was still at large today, although it was reported he had returned, heavily armed, to the scene of the shooting on Middle Creek, 7 miles northwest of here. Three deputies under Sheriff T. Y. Martin, who conducted an all night search for the slayer, had found no trace of him. Accounts of the trouble received by Floyd County officers were that Nelson was drinking and demanded whiskey from a man named Brown who declared he had no liquor. Nelson then whipped out a pistol and said he was “going to get a drink before I leave.” Hicks, the officers were told sought to quiet Nelson and persuade him to go home, where upon a quarrel developed, terminating when Nelson shot Hicks in the right eye. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

HUGHES, David
David Hughes, 23, bridegroom of a week, was drowned in the municipal lake at Jenkins Tuesday night when a party of friends threw him in the lake after serenading him and his bride at their newly established home, according to press dispatches from Jenkins. When he failed to come to the surface in a reasonable length of time his friends dove in after him and when they brought him to the surface he was dead. He was in the water only a few minutes but all efforts to revive him failed. Bill Wright and Jim Barney, the two men who are said to have tossed Hughes into the water, were arrested, according to the Jenkins chief of police and charged with murder. A son of William Hughes, of Dunham, KY, Hughes graduated from Pikeville High School and had attended Pikeville College. He had resided at Jenkins several years and was employed by a coal company. He had been married only about a week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

James Varney, 27 and William Wright, 24, both of Jenkins, were acquitted at their trial at Whitesburg Monday for murder in connection with the death of Gabe Hughes, 23, bridegroom of a Lawrence County girl, who was drowned last week, when thrown into the municipal lake at Jenkins by a group of friends while charivaring him and his bride. Hughes was married about a month ago to Miss Josie Davis, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charley Davis of Zelda, this county, and the had established their home at Jenkins where Mr. Hughes was employed by a coal company. When friends learned of his marriage last week, they formed a charivari party and after serenading the couple, took the groom to the lake for a “ducking”. The party tossed Hughes out about  6 feed into the lake. He immediately sank without making a struggle of any sort, Members of the crowd, seeing that he made no attempt to swim, went to  his rescue immediately but did not locate the body for about 10 minutes afterward. Two doctors had arrived on the scene before his body was recovered and immediately applied artificial respiration and oxygen for over an hour, after which time all hope was given up. Varney and Wright were said to have been the ones who threw Hughes into the lake and they were arrested. And charged with murder. At their examining trial Monday 12 witnesses testified that Varney and Wright were friends of the victim and their act was merely a prank celebrating his marriage. The were acquitted. The widowed bride has been seriously ill from the shock of her husband’s death according to press dispatches from Jenkins. The son of Mr. and Mrs. W.? Hughes of Denham, the groom was a graduate of Pikeville High School and had attended Pikeville College.  He had resided at Jenkins for a number of years and met Miss Davis there, where she was visiting a sister. During their courtship he had visited her at her home in this county on two occasions and was popularly known to a number of people in the Zelda area. Mrs. John Hart of Zelda, sister of the drowned man’s bride, was called to Jenkins Tuesday by the serious illness of her sister who is said to be suffering from the shock of her husband’s death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

JOHNSON, Douglas H.
Douglas H. Johnson was born Jan the 21st, 1865 and departed this life Jun the 18th, 1929, age 64 years 4 months and 18 days. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and 4 children, all grown, three girls and one boy. Mrs. T. M. Jordan of Russell and Mrs. Emma Goose of Meade’s Brach and Mr. Mont Johnson, Jr. of Logan, WV and Miss Sherly Ray at home besides 7 grandchildren and 3 brothers and 3 sisters. The cause of his death was a cancer that came on his neck and jaw, just under his ear. Some several months before his death he sought and found the Lord precious to his soul and had the Rev. G. N. Pack to come to his place and baptize him and take him into the United Baptist church. His funeral was preached at his home where a large congregation had assembled, by he Rev. G. N. Pack and the Rev. A.H. Miller and his remains were taken to the old A. C. Hinkle graveyard and laid to rest to await the coming Christ. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

JOHNSON, Joe M.
Joe M. Johnson, 24, of Huntington, WV lineman for Appalachian Power Company, was fatally burned Monday when he came in contact with a high voltage wire. Burial took place at Shoals, WV, Thursday. His wife, son, 8, and daughter, 2, survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

KEITH, William Emmett
William Emmett Keith, a native of Ivel, Floyd County and for almost 20 years, secretary treasurer of the Republic Mutual Fire Insurance Company, died May 30 at his hoe in Belleville, KS a the age of 71. Born in Floyd County the youngest of 10 children of Rev. and Mrs. William J. Keith, Mr. Keith taught school in Eastern Kentucky during his early manhood, going with his mother to Kansas, where he rose to be a leader in business and political circles His nearest living relatives in Eastern Kentucky is D. O. Harrison of Prestonsburg, a nephew. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

KOUNS, Elizabeth R.
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Kouns, 37, of Hampton City, died Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

LEVINE, Gertrude
Mrs. Gertrude Levine, wife of Jacob Levine, owner of the Commercial Hotel of Williamson died suddenly Jul ?. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

MCKINNEY, Mrs. William
Mrs. William McKinney, 62, of Square Lick, Carter County, committed suicide last week by drinking lye. Ill health prompted the rash act. Big Sandy  News, Jul 5, 1929

MCSORLEY, Garrett
Caught in a spray of blazing kerosene in an explosion at the plant of the Ashland Refining Company at Leach Station, Garrett McSorley, filter attendant at the plant, sustained burns from which he died on Friday of last week. McSorley was enveloped in a sheet of flying flames which let go without warning. Cause of the explosion is not known. McSorley was 21 years of age and a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McSorely. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Mary Moore Chapel, Rev. Peters of Grassland officiating. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

PENDLETON, Judy (Caines)
Mrs. Judy Caines Pendleton, 46, wife of Robert Pendleton, died Monday at her home in West Virginia and was brought to her former home in this county for burial. Mrs. Pendleton was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Caines, formerly of Potter. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday form the home of her uncle, Henry Caines at Potter. Rev. H. B. Hewlette officiated. Interment was made in the Caines Cemetery at Potter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

PYLES, Henry
DUKE, Effie (Wallace)
A special officer, of Boyd County and the wife of an Ashland soft drink proprietor ae dead, as the result of what county authorities said was a carefully planned murder-suicide, which ended an alleged love affair between the two, Wednesday morning at a lonely spot on the Catlettsburg-Cannonsburg highway. The principals are Henry Pyles, 45 years old, a former Boyd County patrolman, and Mrs. Effie Wallace Duke, 30 years old, wife of Herbert “Happy” Duke. Pyles fired 5 shots into the body of his alleged paramour, and then turned his service revolver, a 38 calibre, upon himself, sending a bullet through his head, to end an affair, of which members of their families had not been aware, it is said. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

PLYMALE, Mrs. Perry
Mrs. Perry Plymale, 39, of Huntington, formerly of Wayne County, WV died Jul 3 and was buried at Hubbardstown, Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

POE, Henry
Henry Poe, well known citizen of the Myrtle section of Floyd County passed away Monday night at this home a victim of intestinal trouble. He was about 75 years old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

PRATER, Carry Meek
Mrs. Carry Meek Prater, 81, wife of Wiley G. Prater, Union Army veteran, died Sunday at her home near Busseyville succumbing to a complications of diseases which developed following a fall 7 years ago at which time she sustained a broken hip. Mrs. Prater was born and reared near Busseyville, being a daughter of Green V. Goble and Rebecca Jones Goble. She was twice married, first to Richard Meek, to which 10 children were born, those surviving being Green Meek, Huntington, Fernando Meek, Busseyville, Mrs. Rebecca Shaffer of Tennessee, and George Meek of Busseyville. Following the death of her first husband, she was married to Wiley G. Prater who survives her. Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday. Rev. H. B. Hewlett officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

PRATER, Sarah (Holderly)
Mrs. Sarah Holderly Prater, 77, widow of Thomas J. Prater, of the Burning Fork Road, Magoffin County died Jul 7. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

RAMEY, William
Wayne, WV, Jul 1—William Ramey, farmer of Stiltner, was killed instantly Jun 22, when a stick of dynamite exploded in his hand as he was preparing to dynamite for fish in Twelve Pole Creek. Ramey had broken a stick of dynamite into two pieces. He had attached a fuse to one part of the stick and had thrown it into the creek. He thought that the fuse on the other half of the stick of dynamite which he held in his hands had gone out and he was rubbing the fuse when it exploded, killing him instantly. Mr. Ramey’s body was blown into the creek by the force of the explosion. Both arms were torn off from the body and part of one arm was found on the other side of the creek. The explosion also tore part of his head from the body and tore a deep hole in his chest. The body was recovered from the creek by Mr. Ramey’s 14 year old son who was with him at the time. The unfortunate man, was a son of Isaac Ramey of Stiltner and is survived by a wife and 6 children. Big Sandy New, Jul 5,1 929

ROBINETT, Sally
Mrs. Sally Robinett died last week at the home of her son on Lick Creek and was taken to the Fraley burial ground for interment.. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

ROBINSON, Mrs. Lon
Despondency from brooding over the death of their husband both of whom were slain in gun fights, and weighty domestic cares coming from the support of their fatherless children, caused 2 eastern Kentucky women to commit suicide during the past week. The dead women are Mrs. Lon Robinson 38, of Pikeville, widow of a Pikeville policeman who was slain in a liquor raid several weeks ago, and Mrs. Elizabeth Caudill, 45, of Flatwoods, Boyd County, widow of Albert Caudill, who was alleged to have been shot and killed by their son in law, Frank Smith, last year. Through the killings and suicides 15 children are made orphans.

Mrs. Robinson committed suicide in the kitchen of her home in Pikeville Monday by firing a bullet thru her brain. Mrs. Robinson, according to John Mullins who lived next door, had not been the same woman since her husband’s death. She was baptized in the river near her home last Sunday. Then she worried over it, for fear she was not prepared for baptism. As a precaution Mullins borrowed her pistol and kept it awhile, he said. Monday she had as guests her brother in law, S. D. Johnson and wife of Esco, KY. Three different times she asked Mrs. Johnson, who is a sister of her late husband, if she would take care of her baby if anything happened to her but this did not cause Mrs. Johnson to suspicion that she intended to harm herself. Later in the evening, she left her guests on the porch and went into the kitchen. Mr. Johnson went to the kitchen, but she requested him to return to the porch. She sent her daughter Eula to the store for some cakes and when Eula returned she requested her to go out on the porch where her aunt was. Just as Eulah reached the porch Mrs. Robinson placed a small thirty-two revolver she had concealed against her own temple and fired. Mr. Mullins rushed to reach her, but  she was dead. The shot had ruptured a large blood vessel. He then turned his attention to her six month old baby she had laid on a bed in an adjoining room a few minutes before.  She is survived by 5 children the oldest 14 and youngest 6 months old. The Pikeville city council recently appropriated a monthly allowance for Mrs. Robinson on account of the death of her husband while in performance of duty as city patrolman. Mr. Robinson was shot and killed by Bruce Little of Floyd County in a dry raid in which Little was also killed and United States Commissioner Sidney Trivette suffered a broken leg and is still in the hospital. Mrs. Robinson was the former Miss Ida Justice of Island Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

RUCKER, Howard—See under R. C. Combs

SILVEY, Jack
Greenup, KY, Jul 19—Trying to escape across the Ohio river in a boat without oars after a fatal shooting near here, three negroes were killed by a posse of railroad men. They had killed Jack Silvey, 27 years old, Chesapeake and Ohio railroad foreman. Silvey was shot after he had routed the negroes from a mess car where the cook said he had been forced at the point of guns to feed them. Silvey slightly wounded one negro and put  the other 2 out. They followed him and shot him 7 times in the breast. About 30 railroad men armed with shotguns and pistols, gave chase. As the negroes attempted to paddle the boat with their hands, the railroad men on the shore fired volley after volley. The boat overturned and the bodies were recovered later. Railroad men said the negroes were hoboes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

SIMPPSON, Amanda
Mrs. Amanda Simpson, 72, widow of the late Richard Simpson formerly of Richardson, died Jul 13 at Eureka, Floyd County. Mrs. Simpson was highly respected by all who knew her for her Christian character. She was a member of the United Baptist church for 30 years. She was the mother of 6 children and moved to Eureka from Richardson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Malcolm Hubbard and Rev.. George Patrick. Burial was made in the Mayo Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

SMITH, Allen B.
Allen B. Smith, 76, well known citizen of Pike County, died Jun 25, following a stroke of paralysis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

SMITH, Margorie
Mrs. Margorie Smith, 24, bride of a month, was killed instantly Monday night when she was struck by Big Sandy passenger train No. 39, near Leach Station, while she and her husband, Clay Smith, were talking on the tracks near their home. Mrs. Smith and her husband, were walking west on the tracks when the accident occurred. Mr. Smith stated that he heard the train coming but thought it was on the other track. When he realized they were in the path of the train he attempted to pull his wife from the tracks, just as she was struck. He said it hurled her body about 25 feet and that by the time he reached her side she was dead. Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith are former resident of Hamlin, WV. For the past 5 moths, Mr. Smith had been employed at Leach Station by the Virginia Gas and Oil Co. The couple were married just a month ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

SMITH, Orrison
Pikeville, KY, Jul 16—Orrison Smith, 35, farmer of near McVeigh in the Focison coal mining section was killed by John Slone, a neighbor, Pie County officers learned Monday while investigating the killing of three men and the wounding of a fourth in the same neighborhood. Slone surrendered and told officers that Smith was drinking and came to his brother in law’s home and was abusive and quarrelsome, The slayer’s version was that th shot Smith as the latter attempted to draw a pistol. Another version says that the fight resulted from Smith’s cow wandering into Slone’s cornfield. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

SPEARS, Mrs. Tom
Mrs. Tom Spears, resident of the Big Sandy Road, Catlettsburg, died last Thursday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

STEELE, Herbert
Turkey buzzards circling in groups over an isolated field led to the finding of the body of Herbert Steele 66, on Monday of last week, 10 days after he disappeared from the home of his son in law, Gabe Runyons, on the Wayne-East Lynn road, 2 miles from Wayne, WV, according to the Wayne County News of last week. Relatives had searched for the man since his disappearance with out avail, until Monday.  Noticing turkey buzzards circling over the hollow back of the Bethsedia Church on the Wayne-East Lynn road, G. W. Bloss and J. T. Mills went up the hollow and after searching for a few minutes found the body. Steel had complained of a “swimming in the head” for some time. He left the home Jun 14 to pick raspberries. When his body was found his bucket was thrown across his shoulder and his shoes were found tied together and tied across his shoulder. A coroners jury held that the man had come to his death by natural cause, since no evidence of foul play was found. The exact cause of his death could not be determined, but it was probably due to a heart attack or came as a result of being over heated while picking berries. The body was in a bad state of decomposition and was buried in a casket near the place where it was found,. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

STEVENS, Sarah Catherine
Mrs. Sarah Catherine Stevens, 94, formerly of Rush, died last week at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ada Mayo, in Ashland. Burial was made at Rush. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

STEWART, Missouri Alice
Mrs. Missouri Alice Stewart, 19, wife of Lon Stewart of Cannonsburg, Boyd County, died Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 26, 1929

STUMBO, Dr. Ed
Casting a pall of gloom over every home in Floyd County and throughout Eastern Kentucky, death at 6 o’clock Wednesday evening of last week removed Dr. Ed Stumbo, prominent and revered surgeon of Martin. Dr. Stumbo died of traumatic pneumonia as the result of injuries sustained the previous Friday at midnight when his horse became frightened, threw him and trampled him in the back. Dr. Stambo had visited a patient late Friday night, and started home at midnight. At the “Narrows” about 2 miles from martin, his horse bolted suddenly, throwing him. The horse then stepped in a ditch and fell and scrambling to his feet struck the doctor in the back. The injured man finally made his way to the hospital, 2 or 3 hours after the accident, occurred. Pneumonia developed the following day, resulting in his death Wednesday evening.

Dr. Stumbo, who with his brother, Dr. W. L.. Stumbo, established and conducted the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin had performed thousands of operations, aiding people in all stations of life, rich and poor, black and white. He was revered generally throughout the county and his passing has occasioned more heartfelt lamentations than the death of perhaps any other person of this section. As a surgeon his native people considered him unexcelled. Although he halted at no type of operation, he had achieved miracles, seemingly. He was adapt at plastic surgery and in one instance fashioned a nose for a girl from a piece of flesh and skin from her arm. He had an unusual reputation for success in appendicitis operations an achieved almost miraculous success in saving lives of numbers of persons apparently riddled by bullet wounds. He operated regardless of whether the patient had any money or not, and for the past few months had conducted a free clinic at his hospital for trachoma, tonsil and adenoids operations. Forming the largest funeral assemblage ever known in Floyd County, approximately 2,000 persons, coming from all section of Floyd and adjoining counties attended the funeral held Friday at Saulsbury on Left Beaver, the scene of his birth. Five extra coaches were attached to the train going up Left Beaver in order to accommodate the hundreds going to the funeral. The body lay in state in his hospital from Thursday until Friday noon, during which time hundreds of persons, rich and poor, black and white, came to view it for the final time. Born at Saulsbury on Left Beaver in 1881, the son of Brice Stumbo and Louisa Saulsbury Stumbo, Dr. Stumbo received his early education in the rural school near his home and later attended the University of Louisville from which he graduated in medicine and dentistry. He had practiced in this county for 21 years, save for 5 months during the World War, when he was sergeant in the U. S. Medical Corps. Surviving are the widow, his mother, Mrs. Louisa Saulsbury Stumbo , a brother, Dr. W. L. Stumbo and a sister Mrs. Marion Allen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

THOMPSON, Mrs. John
Pikeville, KY, Jul 16—Mrs. John Thompson 19, a bride of Harley, died at 7:30 in the morning at the Methodist Hospital of a bullet wound of the chest she suffered Saturday. One version was that her wound was inflicted by the accidental discharge of a pistol and another that the would was self-inflicted with suicidal intent. She was a daughter of Hiram  Sanders of Shelby Gap. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

THORNSBERRY, Pricie
Mrs. Pricie Thornsberry, 73, wife of W. M. Thornsberry of Big Creek, Pike County died Tuesday of last week of cancer of the stomach. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 5, 1929

WAITES, Coon
Coin Waites, 88, one of the Catlettsburg’s oldest and best known citizens died Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

WALLACE, Ethel (Edwards)
Mrs. Ethel Edwards Wallace, aged about 40, wife of Lon Wallace, of near Charley, died last week. She was a daughter of the late Ted Edwards of Charley Surviving are her husband and 8 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

WARD, Georgetta
Mrs. Georgetta Ward, 60, widow of Dr. J. A. Ward of Harveytown, WV, died Jul 1. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Erastus Wellman, Mrs. L. F. Frasier and Mrs. Malissa Romans of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

WORKMAN, Mrs. Jesse
Mrs. Jane Workman, 54, wife of Jesse Workman of near Saltpeter, WV, died Jul 3, after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday by Rev. Ed Lambert and interment was made in the Workman cemetery near Saltpeter. Mrs. Workman was a daughter of Mrs. Parisade Artrip, deceased. Surviving are the husband and the following children: Mont Jay, Emily and Garnet at home, Mrs. Myrtle Rowe of Ashland, Mrs. Cora Kitts, of Mill Creek, Mrs. Niza Kitts of Fort Gay, Clyde and George Workman of Chattaroy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 12, 1929

WORKMAN, Luther
Luther Workman, 37, son of Harmon Workman, of Louisa, was killed on Tuesday of last week by a slate fall in the mines at Blair, WV. The body was brought to the house of Jake Workman, of near Salt Peter where funeral services were conducted Thursday and interment was made in the Workman cemetery. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow and 3 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Jul 19, 1929

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AKERS, Elmer
Pikeville, KY-Aug 22—Elmer Akers, 21, single, died in the Methodist hospital here Monday of a bullet wound alleged to have been inflicted by Chaney Holinshead of Betsy Layne, Sunday night. Bud Akers, the victim’s father, said his son was returning home from church at the time but that he did not know how the shooting occurred. The two had quarreled on the night of the primary election, he said, and Hollinshead drew a revolver on Elmer. Whiskey is said to have played a part in the killing. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

AUSTIN, Thomas
Thomas Austin, 69 former school teacher and merchant of this county, died Aug 22 at his home in Springfield, MO and his body was brought to this county last Saturday for burial. Born in Virginia, Mr. Austin came to this section with his parents at the age of four. In 1879 he was married to Miss Virginia V. Wolf, of Inez who survives him. In his early manhood he was a rural school teacher and later conducted a store in the Charley section. Some years ago he moved to Missouri and resided there until his death. Besides his wife he is survived by 5 children: Mrs. William Chapman of Charley, Mrs. Mae Steinbacher of Springfield, MO, Mrs. Cora Atwood of Columbus, OH, John G. Austin, Milan, IN, William D. Austin, lieutenant commander in the U. S. Navy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 30, 1929

BAILEY, Jerome C.
Jerome C. Bailey, 70, retired hotel man died in a Pikeville hospital last Saturday following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Bailey formerly operated a hotel at the mouth of Beaver Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

BARNETT, Marvin Talbert
Marvin Talbert Barnett, the 9 year old son of Mrs. Daisy Lyons Barnett died at his home here Monday morning after a few days illness of complications of diseases. Funeral was held at the Freewill Baptist church Tuesday which was conducted by Rev. F. S. Vanhoose, Burial took place in the Huff Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, grandmother, Mrs. Kizer Lyons and one sister, Miss Dorothy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

BELCHER, Baxton
Logan, WV, Aug 23—Baxton Belcher, 22, formerly of East Lynn, Wayne County met death by electrocution in the mines at Orville, near here last Tuesday, when his body made accidental contact with the electric trolley wires in the mine. He was a son of H. Belcher and Daisy Crabtree Belcher. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 30, 1929

BEVAN, Dora (Walker)
Mrs. Dora Walker Bevan, 80, former well known Wayne County, WV lady died last week at her home in Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

BOYES, Mrs. C. R.
Mrs. C. R. Boyes, 49 years old, died at her home on route 1, Fort Gay, on Thursday, Aug 8 at 8 a.m. after an illness of 20 months. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Boyes Goode, at home and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Lakin, Prichard, Mrs. Kate Topping, Ragland, VA, Mrs. Martha Copley, Preston, OH and one grandson, James Jefferson Goode. She had been a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church for 44 years. Funeral services were held from the home at 10 Saturday morning by the Rev. Mullins. Interment followed in the Wolf Creek cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

Mrs. Nancy Matilda Boyes, 49, wife of C. B. Boyes of Fort Gay died Aug 8. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

BROWN, Louis
Prestonsburg, KY, Jul 26 From Floyd County Times—Louis Brown, 65 years old, was instantly killed and Willie Boyd about 35, was injured Wednesday afternoon when their auto was struck and practically demolished by the Long Fork passenger train at a railway crossing between Wheelwright and Weeksbury. Boyd is the Beaver Valley hospital suffering from lacerations about the arms and legs but is not believed to be seriously hurt. As the car approached the crossing according to the survivor’s version of the accident he watched for the train in one direction while the older man watched in the other. When the car reached the railway tracks, the train appeared. Boyd made a frantic effort to stab with his foot at the accelerator, but stepped on brake instead. How Boyd escaped with his life is almost miraculous. The train carried the front part of the machine away, and hurled the other part a distance of approximately 15 feet it is said Brown’s head was crushed and his neck was broken. The victim is a resident of Clear Creek and Boyd is a merchant on Left Beaver. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

BROWNING, Alice
Alice Browning was born in Lawrence Co., KY, the year 1857 and departed this life Jul 22, 1929, aged 72 years and a few months. She was married to Mathew Browning, about the year 1879. There were 8 children born to them. Two passed away and d6 are now living, 3 girls and 3 boys, George, Jay, Charley, Carrie, Mary, Rozzie. She left 2 brothers, William and James and 2 sisters, Bettie and Nancy. She joined the M. E. Church, about the year 1914 and was converted the year 1915, under the ministry of Rev. James Harvey and lived a true devoted Christian 14 years. She was at her daughters in Flatwoods, in Boyd County when the end came. She was brought to the Foster Cemetery near her old home and there her funeral was preached by Rev. James Harvey, assisted by Revs. Moore, Hutchinson, Hardeman and Hartman, after which her remains were consigned to the bosom of mother earth there to remain until the pealing notes of the Trump of God sound the retreat of world. Then the dust of her mortal body will be reunited into organic unity and she will mount up to meet the Lord and be one in the first resurrection on which the second death has no power. Adam Harman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

BYRON, William
Catlettsburg, KY, Aug 5—William Byron, 61, C & O crossing watchman for Catlettsburg was shot an killed by Miles Dykes, 28, Saturday night in an argument after the watchman had reprimanded Dykes’ brother, Delphian Dykes for holding up traffic. Byron, it is said, took Delphian Dykes by the shoulder as he was preparing to enter an auto, and asked him not to block traffic any longer. Seeing this, Miles Dykes started toward them and told Byron that he could not treat his brother that way. In the argument that followed Dykes drew his gun, and the aged man started to run, and was shot several time as he reached the railway tracks on the crossing. Ben Byron, son of the slain watchman, is said to have secured his father’s revolver and fired several shots at Dykes as he fled toward his home, but none took effect. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9,1929

CANTRELL, Dixie
Miss Dixie Cantrell, died in a sanitorium in El Paso, TX last Thursday night. Miss Cantrell had been in ill health for the past two years and had spent that time in Texas in an effort to regain her health. She was a daughter of Joe C. Cantrell and a granddaughter of the late Judge W. E. Litteral of Oil Springs.  She and her father and two brothers had visited in this county a number of times since moving to Florida a number of years ago. Funeral services and burial at the Cantrell home in Deland, Florida. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

CHILDERS, Pearl
Mrs. Pearl Childers, aged 23, passed away last Saturday at her home in Huntington, WV. With funeral services from Browen Chapel. Surviving are her husband, H. I. Childers and son Charles. She was the daughter of W. N. McCoffery, who lives in Florida. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

COLEMAN, George
George Coleman, 56, was instantly killed Tuesday morning at 8:30 at Harold, 12 miles west of Pikeville, when he was struck by the C & O passenger train. Mr. Coleman, was to have boarded the train at Harold to come to Louisa to consult a physician in regard to the illness of his wife. Funeral services were held at this home at Broad Bottom at one o’clock Wednesday and interment took place in the family cemetery. Besides his wife Mr. Coleman is survived by 2 married daughters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

COMBS, Laura (Ferrell)
Mrs. Laura Ferrell Combs, 63, widow of the late Henry Combs, and a sister of Ave C. Ferrell, who lives on the Point, near Louisa, died at the home of her brother, R. M. Ferrell, on Buckleys Creek, 3 miles below Pikeville, Jul 20. Mrs. Combs was a woman of strong personality and broad scholarship and but few people were so well informed in the current affairs of the state and nation. Formerly she taught school and studied art. Two of her paintings “The Lost Cause” typify the Southern Soldiers lot in the struggle between the states. She was born on Pigeon Creek, WV and her girlhood days were spent there and at Honaker, VA and Manchester, TN. After marriage she went to Coulwood, VAA and there reared a family of 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls. Five of these survive her namely: Clyde Combs of Wilder, VA, Carl Combs, Philadelphia, PA, Albert Combs, Betsy Layne, and Abe Combs and Fannie Vansant, McVeigh, KY, Her husband, died at Pikeville a few years ago as did also one son, Clarence Combs. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

COOPER, Stormy
Stormy Cooper, 29, died at his home in Dixie last Saturday, after an illness of some 3 weeks with typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and 3 children to mourn his death. Interment was made in the old Cooper cemetery on Lick Creek near his former home, Sunday. The deceased was a son of the late Arch Cooper and a half brother of Rev. Wayne Cooper of Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

DANIELS, Geniva Victoria
Mrs. Geniva Victoria Daniels, 69, sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler of Paintsville and Jolly Wheeler of Hoods Fork, died last week at her home in Westwood, Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

DELONG, Mrs. Robert
Mrs. Robert Delong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Miller of this county died Aug 5, at her home at Kitts Hill, OH. Besides her husband she is survived by 5 children, her parents and 3 brothers, J. T. Miller, Walter and Jess Miller, and one sister, Mrs. Eugene Meadows of Tulga. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

DIXON, Dr. B. F.
Paintsville, KY, Jul 25—from Paintsville Herald--Dr. B. F. Dixon who was brought to Paintsville hospital for treatment last week died Friday morning.  The funeral services were held at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. B. Bailey Saturday and the remains taken to Salyersville for burial.  The death of Dr. Dixon removes one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Magoffin County. He formerly lived here and his people reside in this county. The following account of his life has been handed us: Dr. B. F. Dixon son of Henry Dixon of Johnson County, was born October 20, 1855, and died July 19, 1929, at 7:30 a.m. age 73 years, 8 months and 29 days. He leaves a wife, five children, Mrs. W. B. Bailey, of Paintsville, Ky., Mrs. A. H. Adams and Mrs. Curt Caudill, of Salyersville, KY., Warren and Tobe, of Portsmouth, Ohio, two brothers, George and John Dixon, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mayo Taylor and Mrs. Mirza Borders and a number of other relatives to mourn his loss. On December 23rd, 1880, he married Nancy E. Prater, daughter of John and Jemima Prater. He has been a practicing physician since 1879. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

DYE, Marion
Prestonsburg, KY, Aug 16—from the Floyd County Times—An officer of the law until late Monday afternoon, when he fired a bullet though the back of a fleeing youth, Marion Dye, at Allen, this county, Ben Harris, is now a fugitive from justice and to date has baffled all would be captors. Harris policeman at Allen, shot Dye as the young man ran after alighting from a grain which he had been hoboing according to reports furnished by some of the most prominent citizens of Allen. The officer ordered the youth to halt, and when the other fled he fired three shots, one of which entered the back of the fugitive and emerged above the heart. Dye expired within 10 minutes after being shot. Dye was 21, years old. The victim is said to have told those who rushed him to the hospital that he had left home in St. Paul, VA in search of employment, after having completed work with his crop. Seeing the result of his last shot, one report say, Harris turned and went either to his home or to a hotel, where he ate supper. It was reported to the sheriff’s office here, shortly after the shooting, that the slayer was in the Smallwood hotel across the railway tracks from the depot at Allen. When authorities reached the scene, however, Harris had escaped. The fugitive has been reported sighted by various persons, It was said Tuesday afternoon that he had been seen at a deserted mine approximately one-fourth of a mile from Allen, but a posse failed to find him when the mine was reached. The town of Allen has offered a reward of $100 for the capture of Harris, and authorities throughout the Big Sandy Have been asked to maintain a lookout for the fugitive.

Harris was convicted several years ago for the murder of a man on Left Beaver Creek and served 2 years of a four year penitentiary sentence. Though an officer he had not been restored to citizenship, Harris became policeman at Allen a few months ago, succeeding Hoover Hinton, The body of his victim was taken to St. Paul for burial. Dye was said to have been a member of a reputable family. He was unmarried. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

EDLEMAN, Vertura
Mrs. Vertura Edelman, 39, of Glo, Floyd County, died recently in an Ashland hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

ELAM, Mrs. Frank
West Liberty, KY, Aug 5—Mrs. Frank Elam, of Morgan County, was fatally injured last Saturday afternoon and her husband seriously injured when their automobile rolled over an embankment at Index, 2 miles from here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

FRASHIER, Josephine
Mrs. Josephine Frashier, age 67, wife of John Frashier, of Smokey Valley, died at her home Sunday after an 18 months illness of tuberculosis. She was the mother of 9 children, 6 of whom are living. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Diamond by the Rev. H.B. Hewlett. Interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 30, 1929

FRAZIER, Sophie
Mrs. Sophie Ellen Frazier, 75 years old,, died Aug 9 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Rice, 2 miles below Louisa on the Mayo Trail following an illness of several months. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Tom Rice, with whom she made her home and 3 sons, George M. McClure, Chanute KS, Fred I. Frazier of Pennsylvania and Alex Frazier of Louisa, 5nephews and 10 nieces. Mrs. Frazier was a member of the M. E. Church, South. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence by Rev. H.B. Hewlette. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

GARRETT, Wes
Prestonsburg, KY, Aug 2 from Floyd County Times—A piece of green buckeye stump blown approximately 450 feet by dynamite discharged at a location for a gas well to be drilled on the Tom Allen branch, near Allen, caused the instant death Tuesday morning of Wes Garrett, 50 years old of Alvin, this county. Mr. Garrett’s neck was broken by the stump, which weighed four and a half pounds. He and three other workmen, standing at what they deemed a safe distance, saw the stump falling but he was unable to dodge it. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

GRIFFITH, Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Charles Griffith, formerly of Dry Fork, who died suddenly was brought here Tuesday and taken to her former home on Dry Fork for burial. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowe, 7 small children survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

HARRINGTON Joe
Pikeville,  KY, Jul 30—Joe Harrington, 22, died last night a few minutes after he was struck over the head by a piece of plank wielded, it is charged by “Big John” Coleman at Coleman’s home on Coon Branch of Island Creek about 6 miles from Pikeville about 9 o’clock. Coleman came here following the killing and surrendered to Sheriff John Moore. According to the story told by Coleman the trouble began last week when he was on a deal with James Harrington, father of Joe, for a mule. He refused to take the mule because he claimed it had the rickets. Near dark last night, Coleman related, Joe, his father and a man named Houston came by drinking and fired into his house. He returned the fire, wounding Houston. Coleman says he then hurried down the creek some distance in search of officers but failed and was forced to return alone. About 9 o’clock he says he was sitting on his porch when Harrington came in the gate. “I’m going to kill you, “ Harrington cried, according to Coleman’s storey of the killing. He seized Harrington’s pistol and struck him over the head with a piece of plank, killing him almost instantly. Harrington was a team driver for Coleman who operates a saw mill and lived just across the creek from him. He is survived by his wife and one child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

HATFIELD, General H.
Catlettsburg, KY, Aug 5—General H. Hatfield, 50, of Ashland, was shot and killed on the post office steps here early Saturday night, and Dewey Johnson 31, the alleged slayer, surrendered to the police here Sunday. The police were told that Hatfield was in an automobile with Mrs. Johnson when the husband approached and fired 2 shots, both of which struck Hatfield. Four months ago Hatfield was name co-respondent in divorce action filed by Johnson against his wife. Several days ago, Mrs. Johnson in company with Hatfield, was taken to Ashland police headquarters after Johnson had sworn out a warrant to recover his automobile which he alleged Mrs. Johnson took without his permission. She was released, however, when it was determined that licenses for the automobile had been issued in Mrs. Johnson’s name. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

HORN, Oscar
Pikeville, KY, Aug 22—Oscar Horn, 19, single, of Dorton was instantly killed Saturday while riding on the running board of an automobile near his home. The automobile and the truck collided and Horn was thrown against the hillside breaking his neck. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George Horn and by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

HUGHES, Walter
Kenova, WV, Aug 21—Walter Hughes, 32, was instantly killed and Albert Carver, 20, was seriously injured this morning when ropes suspending a platform on which they were working at the Ceredo High School broke and threw them to the ground 40 feet below. Both were residents of Ceredo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

JUSTICE, Andrew
Andrew Justice, 30, of Louisa, was shot through the head and instantly killed and his brother Virgil Justice, also of Louisa, was shot in the hand late Wednesday evening, when Constable Noah Fields chased them into the Breezy Gap Inn on top of Bull Mountain, 9 miles below Kermit, WV and fired upon them after they has sped past him when he attempted to arrest them for speeding. The Justice brothers left Louisa Wednesday non and had driven to Williamson where they made estimates anticipatory to submitting bids on the construction of a building. On their return trip to Louisa according to reports, Constable Fields attempted to stop them, a few miles below Kermit, alleging that they were speeding. Not knowing that he was an officer, it is said, they drove on, whereupon Fields fired at them, one bullet puncturing a tire and another passed through the body of the car and imbedded itself in a post alongside the windshield. Pursued by Fields, the Justice brothers drove on to the top of Bull Mountain, where they stopped their car and entered the Breezy Gap Inn. Fields, it is said, followed them into a bedroom in the rear of the Inn, where he fired at Andrew Justice. The bullet entered about the middle of the nose and came out at the base of the skull, causing almost instant death.

Another version says that one of the Justice brothers returned the fire, but this has not been verified, also it is said that Fields was accompanied by another person reported to be Jim Muncy. It is said that Fields, in entering the Breezy Gap Inn, pushed the proprietor and his wife aside, when they protested his entrance. Reports have come from Kermit for some weeks that petty officers are conducting a “speedtrap” there and fining many motorist on the road without taking them before a court of Justice. Justice’s body was brought here, late Wednesday night in the Curtright ambulance. Justice is survived by a wife and 2 small children. He is a brother of J. T. Justice, prominent Louisa lumberman. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

JUSTICE, Rev. David
Ashland, KY, Aug 6—Rev. David Justice was killed, his daughter, Mrs. Dennie Blevins, her husband and their 4 children were injured Sunday, when their car was sideswiped and over turned into a ditch 2 miles north of Grayson. Rev. Justice lives with the Blevins family on the Oakview Road, Ashland. They were enroute to Grayson, where Rev. Justice was taken to preach. Rev. Justice was taken to Willard for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9,1 929

KERNS, Frank
KERNS, Eugene
The bodies of Frank, 9 and Eugene Kerns, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Kerns, missing since Sunday morning were found Tuesday morning floating in the river at Ashland and were recovered. Frank was discovered at 5:30 by Jesse Blankenship, a fisherman along the riverfront at 27th street. Two hours later the body of the brother was seen almost in midstream drifting with the current. Men from the wharf boat made the recovery. The boys left home Sunday morning and when they had not returned by evening a search was started. They were last seen playing in a boat at the river’s edge. Both bodies were place in the same casket and burial was made Tuesday afternoon, the father is train dispatcher on the C & O railway and has long been a resident of Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

LAWSON, Oliva Ellen (Rucker)
Mrs. Oliva Ellen Lawson, 68, wife of William J. Lawson, died Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie Holbrook at Vessie, following an illness of dropsy. Deceased was a daughter of the late James Rucker, and was a devout member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services and burial took place at the Russell Chapel near Hitchens, Carter county. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters and 6 sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

LOWE
The one year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lowe of Lowmansville, died Saturday according to word received here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

MARTIN, Simpson
Simpson “Boy” Martin, 76 years old prominent Floyd County farmer died Friday, Jul 19, at his home on Branham’s Creek near Grethel, a victim of paralysis. The deceased was a member of a well know Floyd County family and was a wealthy landowner. His death followed the death of 4 of his  brothers and sisters within the past 12 months. Mr. Martin was a quiet industrious man, and was one of the county’s best citizens. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Akers Martin, and several brother and sisters. Mrs. Henry Stewart of Prestonsburg is a sister. A brief funeral service was conducted at the grave in the family cemetery Saturday by Rev. E. H. Howard and tom Mosley. Date of his funeral, which it is expected, hundreds of the kinsfolk and friends of the deceased will attend, and set ahead, exactly a year following the day of the burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

MAYNARD, Susie
Mrs. Susie Maynard, age 84, died Wednesday at the home of her nephew, Bill Bates, on Lick Creek. She suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago from which she never rallied. Mrs. Maynard was the widow of Frank Maynard who was sheriff of Lawrence County 40 years ago and has lived, practically all her life in and around Louisa. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Bates home and interment took place in the See Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

MOORE, Amanda
Ledocio, KY—Our neighborhood has again been saddened by the angel of death paying three visits to the home of W. T. Moore in little over a week and removing from that home the wife and 2 infant babies 5 weeks old. Mrs. Moor was born 37 years ago at Mattie, KY and has spent her entire life in this neighborhood. She was converted about 20 years ago at Mattie church under Rev. J. E. Copley’s preaching. 12 years ago she was united in marriage to W. T. Moore. To this union 6 children were born, 3 preceding her in death. Mandy leaves to mourn their loss a husband, 3 children, 5 stepchildren, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. W. Moore and W. T. Fraley after which her body was interred in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

PARSLEY, Lucy (Prince)
Mrs. Lucy Prince Parsley, 49, widely known music teacher, of Crum, WV, died Tuesday at her home there after a 3 year illness of tuberculosis. Funeral services were held Wednesday and burial made in the Prince Cemetery near Crum. Surviving are her husband, Jesse J. Parsley and one brother, L.D. Prince of Crum. A member of the M. E. Church for 41 years, Mrs. Parsley was a devout Christian and was a member of the choir of the M. E. Church at Crum. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 30, 1929

PRESTON, Estel
Estel Preston, 22, of Goody, brakeman employed by the Pond Creek By-Products Coal Company at that place, was almost instantly killed last Friday morning when he fell between 2 mine cars and was run over. He was riding the bumpers between 2 mine cars when suddenly his hold slipped and he fell between them. Two cars passed over him as he lay helplessly on the track. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 30, 1929

ROBERTS, Allen S.
The death of Allen S. Roberts, 83, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. H. Roberts in Huntington last Friday. He was a native of Owen County, KY and lived in Lawrence County for some time. Among surviving members of the family are his wife, Mrs. Anna Roberts, one son, W. T. Roberts, of Huntington, and 2 other daughters, Mrs. Art Smith, of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Erma Schildman, of Cincinnati, also a number of grandchildren one of whom is Mrs. Roscoe Shortridge, of Glenwood. Funeral service and burial took place in Huntington last Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

ROBINETTE, Mary
Mrs. Mary Robinette, 90, of Kenova, died at the home of her son, James Robinette, Tuesday of an illness attributed to advanced age. Burial was made on Tabors Creek near Fort Gay, Thursday. She is survived by 2 sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

ROBINSON, Richard P.
Richard P. Robinson, 83, widely known citizens of Zelda, this county and formerly an attorney of Pike County, died Saturday at the home of his son, Ben Robinson at Neon, Letcher county. His remains were brought to this county and entered in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery, beside his wife, who died some years ago. Mr. Robinson a native of Pike County, came to this county several years ago and settled on Curnutte Branch, near Zelda, where he owned a large farm. Before coming here he practiced law in Pike County. For the past several months he had resided with his son at Neon. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

R. P. Robinson was born in Pike County, KY, 1850, died Aug 3, 1929, aged 78 years. In early manhood he married Satchie Ferguson. To this union were born 8 children, 4 dead. Those living are Pearl Howell, Waynesburg, KY, Cleve, Ben and Warren. He was converted and joined the M. E. Church, South in 1918 and lived a devoted Christian life. For the last 6 months he has made his home with his son, Ben Robinson, of Neon, KY. His remains were brought back to Zelda, Sunday, Aug 4, and he was buried Monday in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery at Zelda. His wife departed this life, Feb 10, 1918. He leaves to mourn his loss 4 children and several grandchildren whose names follows: Mrs. John Hart, Mrs. Wade Collins, and Mrs. Gobe Hughes and several small ones. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

SHANKS
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Shanks of Bluefield died Monday and was brought to Louisa and taken to Mattie, where interment was made Tuesday. Mother of the deceased child was formerly Miss Hattie Thompson, daughter of Atty and Ms. D. L. Thompson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

SKEENS
The infant daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Skeens, died Aug 6th, at the home of Mrs. Skeen’s parents of Fort Gay. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

SMITH, Lucy
Miss Lucy Smith, 20 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith died at her home near Centerville, Wayne County, WV Aug 14. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

SPARKS, Ida
Ida Sparks, 7 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Sparks of New Boston died at 9 a.m. Monday of complications. The body was brought to Lawrence County for interment. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

STEWART, James
James Stewart, 45, member of a prominent Floyd County family, died Aug 8, at the old Stewart home at Langley, a victim of tuberculosis. He was a son of the late Dr. W. A. Stewart. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

STRATTON, Mrs. A. W.
Mrs. A. W. Stratton, 76, of Kenova, WV and mother of Mrs. Frank Cyrus of Whites Creek, Wayne County, WV, died Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 9, 1929

THACKER, Milo
THACKER, Fred
Kenova, WV, Aug 14—Milo Thacker, 30 and his brother, Fred, 23, both of “Happy Hollow”, Kenova, were fatally injured when struck by an N & W freight train Tuesday afternoon as they were walking along the railroad tracks returning from an afternoon of fishing. The two men, it was reported, were waling along east bound tracks, and upon hearing a train approaching fro the rear stepped onto the west tracks in front of another train. The brothers were son of John Thacker, of Kenova. The elder was married and is survived by his widow. There were no children. They are also survived by 2 brothers, John and Chester Thacker, both of Kenova. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

THOMAS, James
James Thomas, 48, of Mossy Bottom, died in an Ashland hospital last Thursday, of injuries sustained two hours earlier when his automobile was struck by a C & O passenger train 15 minutes later struck and probably fatally injured James E. King, 50, a school janitor at the 18th street crossing in Ashland. Thomas, driving to Ashland was alone in his car when the train struck it near the Catlettsburg station. King suffered a fractured skull and a broken leg. He may not survive. Thomas is a brother of Rex Thomas of Allen, Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 16, 1929

VANCE
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Vance died Saturday at their home in Ashland and the body was brought to Adams this county for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 2, 1929

WESTBROOK, W. B.
W.B. Westbrook, 68, former Prestonsburg contractor, and one of the best known men of Floyd County  died Aug 9 in Norfolk, VA while visiting his ancestral home in Virginia. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

WILLIAMS, Charity (Lloyd)
Mrs. Charity Lloyd Williams formerly of Wayne County, WV, died Aug 10 at Spencer, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Aug 23, 1929

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ADAMS, Doug
HALL, O’Dell
Prestonsburg, KY, Aug 20—from the Floyd County Times—O’Dell Hall, 24, and his cousin Doug Adams, 21, were struck and instantly killed on the railroad tracks near McDowell station on Left Beaver Creek, about midnight Sunday by a coal train after the two are believed to have fallen asleep on the tracks. The cousins had attended a movie theatre at McDowell Sunday evening and leaving late, are said to have gone only a short distance in the direction of Hall’s home when they sat down upon the tracks. The fireman of the engine which struck the two stated, following the mishap, it is said, that the men appeared asleep and that he saw them too late to have the engineer stop the train in time to avoid the tragedy. Both victims were miners. Hall was the son of the late Noah Hall and Adams the son of Howard Adams. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

ADKINS, Clyde
Clyde Adkins, 20, son of Roy Adkins, of the Yatesville section was crushed to death in a slate fall in a West Virginia mine last Friday and his body was brought back to this county interred in the Collinsworth cemetery. His body was mashed fearfully. Funeral services were conducted in the I.O.O. F. hall at Fallsburg by Rev. Rollen Hutchinson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

ADKINS, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Adkins died recently at her home on Upper Lick Creek. She was the wife of A. J. Adkins. Her age was 67 years. Rev. Thompson Miller of the M. P. church conducted the funeral services. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 27, 1929

ALLEY, William Sherman
Exhausted by holding on to an N & W freight train, head downward after his foot had become fastened in a stirrup, William Sherman Allen, 23, of Crum, WV, met instant death at Court spur just east of Salt Petre, Saturday, when exhaustion loosened his hold and the train dragged him for several yards beating out his brains against the ends of the ties. He was a son of William Thomas Alley and was employed as mine foreman in the mines at Warfield. It is believed that he hopped the train at Stonecoal. When the train passed through Glenhayes, residents there were horrified by his predicament, but were powerless to aid him, since the train was traveling at a high rate of speed. With his foot fastened in the stirrup or nearby, he was holding desperately to the car with one hand, his head nearly touching the ground, and frantically trying to gain hold of the car with his other hand. Exhaustion evidently loosened his hold, and he was found beside the tracks at Court spur his brains beaten ot and scattered along the ends of the ties. His body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here and prepared for burial. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at this home and burial was made in the Jarrel Cemetery in Martin County. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William  T. Alley, he is survived by his wife and 4 small children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6 1929

BARBOUR, S.B.
S. B. Barbour, 78, brother of I.  S. and J. B. Barbour, of Lavalette, WV died at his home in Huntington Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

BOGGS, Gordon
Gordon Boggs, 70, widely known farmer of Sacred Wind and father of Circuit Court Clerk, W. S. Boggs, died last Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will Weaver of Knobb Branch, succumbing to Brights’ disease from which he had suffered for nearly a year. Funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. John Milt Gibson, of Collier Creek, and interment was made in the family cemetery on Knobb Branch. Deceased was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 children, Mrs. Will Weaver, Knobb Branch, W. S. Boggs, Louisa, James Nelson Boggs, Floyd County and Hughie Boggs of Sacred Wind. His only living brother is Hugh Boggs of Potter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

BOYD, E. L.
A telegram received from Dennison, TX, last Saturday morning by C. O. McDougle from Mrs. E. L. Boyd stated that her husband had suffered a stroke of paralysis and his condition was considered hopeless. Mr. McDouble who is a brother of Mrs. Boyd started at once for Dennison. Later in the same day another message said he had passed away. The burial took place on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd and son visited Mr. McDougle here a year or more ago. Mr. Boyd was a native of Hopkinsville, KY and Mrs. Boyd’s home was formerly at Maysville, KY. They located in Texas about 30 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

BURGESS, Samuel
Rev. Samuel Burgess passed away at his home at Berry, Harrison Co., KY Sep 8th, age 81. He was one of the best known Baptist preachers in Central Kentucky beloved by everybody. He was related to the Burgesses in Lawrence County and visited them about 15 years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

BURGESS, Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, III, died last Saturday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Burgess near Gallup. He had been ill only a few days. Typhoid was the trouble. The condition of his kidneys had been somewhat bad for several years and this weakness made it more difficult to withstand the ravages of typhoid. The burial took place Monday morning in the family burial grounds near the home. Rev. H.B. Hewlett conducted the services. Jeff was in his 19th year. He had graduated last year from high school. He was a fine young man and had many friends in Louisa and elsewhere. Five years ago while attending John C. C. Mayo College at Paintsville he was converted and joined the church. He was a son of T. J. Burgess and grandson of T. J. Burgess, deceased. Mrs. Willie J. Burgess, of Louisa is his aunt. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, Dudley and Lawrence and a sister, Lucy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

CHURCH, Mrs. Harvey
Mrs. Harvey Church, 46, died at her home in Ashland, Friday and was buried in the Shortridge cemetery on East Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

CONLEY Leslie R.
Louisa relatives were terribly shocked Wednesday night by a message stating that Leslie R. Conley, age 24, was drowned in the Ohio river near Cincinnati. He is the eldest of 3 sons of Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Conley. Mr. Conley died in 1922. He was a native of Louisa. The other sons are 16 and 12 years of age. They lived in Cincinnati about 9 years having gone there from Cannel City, KY, where Mr. Conley was in charge of the Ohio and Kentucky Railway and the Kentucky Block Cannel Coal Company. Leslie was nephew of Mrs. C. O. McDouble and M. F. Conley of Louisa. He graduated in June of this year as a civil engineer. On last Monday he was one of the party of young men who went to a point near Amora, IN for an outing. About five o’clock in the evening he suggested taking a swim in the river. No one else wanted to go, so he went alone. That was the last they saw of him. Failing to return within a reasonable time his friends began a search for him, which continued all through the night without getting any trace of him. then they notified his mother. She and Neil Conley went to the scene. A vigorous search was instituted but the body was not found until Wednesday evening. The funeral and interment will take place in Cincinnati on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Conley and daughter, Miss Elizabeth, and Mr. and Mrs. C. O. McDougle left Thursday to attend the funeral. Leslie was a young man of exemplary habits, high character and amble ability. The future held much promise for him. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

Further particulars as to the drowning of Leslie R. Conley of Cincinnati reported in the News last week have been ascertained. As stated in the last issue he disappeared a few minutes before 4 o’clock on Labor day, Monday, Sep 2. He was one of a party of six couples who went to the Laughery Club near Rising Sun, IN, for dinner and a few hours outing. He took his bathing suit along and remarked to his friends as they drove along the road, that he wanted to swim the Ohio River. Arriving at the club, he decided to go immediately for the swim and left his coat and hat in the automobile. None of the others had bathing suits and did not accompany him. Vie of the river is shut off from the camp by trees, shrubbery and undergrowth. The river bank is very steep at that point, and steps lead down almost to the water’s edge. The last time his friends saw him alive was when he entered the clump of bushes and trees.

After a search of 2 nights and 2 days by more than a score of friends the body was found, fully clothed, near the opposite side of the river and only a few hundred feet down stream from the club house. An injury on his head was plainly visible. The only reliable theory seems to be that he stumbled and fell down the steep bank, his head striking something with such force a to render him unconscious, and that he drowned as a result of this condition. When his friends first missed him and began a search they looked everywhere for his clothing. Failure to find the clothing made the case a very puzzling one. Only the persistence of the searchers solved the tragedy as early as it was solved. The funeral was largely attended. Mrs. M. L. Conley, mother of Leslie, was formerly Miss Anna Adams, of Lebanon, KY. She has 2 other son, Richard age 16 and Martin age 12. The deepest sympathy goes out to them from all who knew them. They have visited in Louisa a few time, this being the former home of the husband and father, M. L. Conley who died in Sep 1922. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1922

DAMRON, Calvin B.
Calvin B. Damron, of Lincoln Co., WV, and a brother of Mrs. W. M. Ferguson of Genoa, Wayne Co., WV died recently in a Huntington hospital. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

DEBOARD, Sam J.
Sam J. Deboard, 59, widely known business man and politician of Ashland and a native of the Georges Creek section of this county died suddenly early Wednesday morning of a heart attack while in his automobile near the Big Sandy bridge at Catlettsburg as he was returning from Kenova. When he neared the approach to the bridge he told his son, Walter who was accompanying him, that he was sick and believed that he could not drive any further. The son stopped the car, got behind the wheel and rushed his father to Dr. Burke’s office in Catlettsburg, but he expired before they reached there. Born in the Georges Creek section of this county Sep 2, 1870, the son of Stephen and Augusta DeBord, spent his early life in this county and went to Ashland 30 years ago. Mr. DeBoard was prominent in business and political circles in Boyd County and throughout the Big Sandy Valley. His political career started in 1910 when he was elected jailer of Boyd County, at the expiration of his term as jailer he ran for sheriff and was elected on the republican ticket. He retired from the sheriff’s office in 1922 and then made the race for the republican nomination for mayor of the city of Ashland against the late Dr. William Salisbury, but was unsuccessful in this race. Mr. DeBoard was a candidate for jailer a the last, August primary and was defeated by a small margin by H. D. Clark. He was a Colonel on the staff of governor Ed Morrow. For a number of years after his retirement from the sheriff’s  office Mr. DeBoard engaged in the real estate business and with his associates, developed several new subdivisions around Ashland. Later he engaged in the oil business and made quite a success. Recently he had turned his attention to the fire brick business having a large plant at Summit. In spite of his business connections Mr. DeBoard found the time to participate in the business affairs of the First Methodist Church of Ashland of which he was a devoted member. He was a trustee of this church and the treasurer of the building fund. He was also prominent in fraternal circles, being a member of the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is survived by his widow and 2 children, Walter DeBoard by his mother, Mrs. William DeBoard of Ashland, John DeBoard of Georges Creek and S. O,. DeBoard of Canton, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ed Undue of Westwood and Mrs. William Pennington. No funeral arrangements will be made until Mr. DeBoard’s daughter Mrs. Shaw arrives from Buffalo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

EVANS, Nancy Jane
Mrs. Nancy Jane Evans, 82, pioneer resident of Mingo County, WV, and the widow of the late Mithias Evans, died Aug 25, at the home of her son, J. R. Evans at Buffalo Creek,, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

FERGUSON, Garland
Wayne, WV, Sep 4—Garland Ferguson, 22, was stabbed to death and his alleged slayer, Ottis Osbourn, 21, was so badly wounded that he could not be removed to the county jail in a drunken cutting scrape of Big Lynn Creek, near East Lynn late Sunday afternoon. Ferguson died instantly of a stab wound to his heart. Osbourn received severe gashed on his back and arms but will recover Ferguson was the son of Sherman Ferguson of near East Lynn and a grandson of James H. Ferguson of Wayne. Osbourn was the son of Tommy Osbourn. Both families are well known throughout the Stonewall district. The cause of the cutting was probably the result of a quarrel or difference between the two boys following a drinking party in the hills and woodlands of Big Lynn Creek. Up until the killing the two boys were supposed to have been the best of friends. Charles Ferguson, age 18 brother of the slain youth was arrested and brought to the Wayne County jail as he was said to have been implicated in the fight which resulted in his brother’s death. The two Ferguson boys were said to have been fighting Osbourn. Garland Ferguson is survived by his wife and 2 small children, also by his parents and a number of brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

FRY, Berry
Berry Fry, 86, died Aug 25, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willard Francis of Camp Creek, Wayne County, WV of blood poisoning. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

GIBBS, John
Pikeville, KY, Sep 9—from the Pike County News—Resisting arrest and attacking an officer cost the life of John Gibbs, of Maysville, TN, who died in the Methodist Hospital here Sunday night from wounds received in a fight with an officer by the name of Murphy at Weeksbury on Aug 26. The fatal shooting occurred on the street at Weeksbury after Murphy drunkenness, Sheriff Moore reports Murphy neglected to search his prisoner and while on the way to jail Gibbs is alleged to have drawn a knife and attached the officer, slashing his face Murphy is said to have fired 3 shots into Gibbs body all lodging in the abdomen some puncturing the intestines. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

GRAY, George B.
George B. Gray, formerly agent for the C & O railroad at Louisa, died in a Huntington hospital last Saturday after an illness of three days. The funeral took place at Huntington, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Winfield Scott, and the body was laid to rest in the Huntington cemetery. Two months ago he was retired on pension by the C & O railway, after more than 50 years of service. He lived at Hitchens at that time, but moved to Morehead to give his youngest son the advantage of the State Normal School. Mr. Gray was the second railroad station agent at Louisa. When the Chattaroi railroad began operations in 1881, Mr. Mills was agent. He was followed by Mr. Gray, who remained here for many years. The last 25 years of his life was spent at Hitchens. He is survived by a wife, 5 daughters and 2 sons, Blanche, Carrie, Lucille, Doris and Gladys, all of whom are married. Edward is located at Akron, OH, Lawrence is yet in school. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

GRIFFITH, Ella
Miss Ella Griffith, 19, died Saturday at her home at Summit, Boyd County, and was buried in the Lucas Cemetery on Hoods Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

GUSSLER, Louise (Hayes)
Mrs. Louise Hayes Gussler, 65, wife of R. J. Gussler, of near Ellen, died Monday after a prolonged invalidism. Deceased was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Hayes. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Sylvester Ball and Rev. George L. Thompson officiating. Burial was made in the Hayes Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Fred and Friet, of Ellen, and 2 daughters, Mrs. John J. Thompson and Mrs. Lee Damron of Busseyville and 2 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Evans of Ellen and Mrs. Julian Gussler of Adams. Mrs. Gussler had been a member of the United Baptist Church for more than 40 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

HEETER, Caroline
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Heeter were called to Charleston Tuesday by a message stating that Mr. Heeter’s mother, Mrs. Caroline Heeter, had been killed in an automobile accident near New London, OH. Mrs. Heeter and her daughter, Mrs. Lula Thompson, who had spent a few weeks with  her mother at Charleston, were on their way to Detroit where Mrs. Heeter had planned to spend the winter, when the accident occurred. Another daughter, Mrs. Jack Peters, was with them. She and Mrs. Thompson are still in a hospital but the message did not state how badly they were injured. Mrs. Heeter spent several months here last summer with her son and had made many friends who will regret to hear of her untimely death. Funeral and interment will probably be in Charleston as she had told the family some time ago that she wished to be buried there. She is survived by 4 daughters and 3 sons. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

HUFFMAN, Kelse
Pikeville, KY, Aug 30 (from Pike County News)—Kelse Huffman, mine foreman in the Huffman mine across the river from Pikeville was electrocuted Tuesday. Huffman began to crawl over a loaded car in the mine, and in doing so he struck his head on the overhead trolley wire.. He jerked back and this pulled the wire from its fastening so that when he fell from the car it became tangled in his feet and being thus wrapped about with the live wire was killed almost instantly. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

KIRKER, Ben
Ben Kirker, 36, formerly of Catlettsburg, died last week at his home in Los Angeles, CA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

LAMBERT, Samuel Frederick
Serg. Samuel Frederick Lambert, 48, retired non-commissioned officer of the U. S. Army, and a son of the late Rev. John Calvin Lambert, of Wayne County, WV, died Sep 8 at Miami, FL where he went a few months ago for the benefit of his health. He was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery at Washington. Attorney James T. Lambert of Wayne, WV is a brother of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

LAWSON, Taylor
Taylor Lawson, 70, wealthy hardware dealer of Greenup, was fatally injured Tuesday when struck by an automobile at Greenup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

MAYNARD, Winchester
Wayne, WV, Sep 4—Apoplexy suffered while shoeing his mule, proved fatal to Winchester (Uncle Win) Maynard, 68, of Milum Creek Saturday. He was found unconscious beside his mule in his blacksmith shop Thursday. He had put 2 shoes on and had driven three nails in the third shoe when found. He was taken to the home of Jarret Maynard where he died Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

MCCALLISTER, T. W.
T. W. McCallister, 41, of Shoals, Wayne County, WV died Aug 22. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

MCCORMICK, B. B.
B. B. McCormick, a native of near Effie, Mill Creek, Wayne County, WV died Aug 26 in St. Louisa, MO following an operation for abdominal troubles. Mr. McCormick is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Ernest and Walter, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Grooms and Mrs. Maude Schletcher of St. Louis; one brother, R. M. McCormick of Holden, MO, one sister, Mrs. W.B. Thompson of Russellville, MO and his aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. McCormick, Sr. of Holden, MO. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

MCCOY, James
James McCoy, 75, former Catlettsburg grocer, but late of Pikeville, died Saturday and was buried at Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

MCCOY, James M.
Pikeville, KY, Sep 9—James M. McCoy, 80, believed to be the last of the McCoys who actively participated in the feudal warfare with the Hatfields in the mountains along Tug River in the ‘80’s, died last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stoney Amick, at Pikeville. He was buried beside his wife at Pikeville. The aged man was the son of Randall McCoy, leader of the clan bearing his name. Death was due to advanced age. The Hatfield-McCoy feud was one of the most noted struggles of the mountains in the last century, and soon after the fighting started between the two families, James McCoy was made deputy sheriff of Pike County. Acting in this capacity, he arrested some of the Hatfield family and took them to Pikeville for trial. He had lived 80 years, ad seen the beginning and the end of the feud and died a highly respected citizen I his own and neighboring counties of two states. He had served as sheriff and police chief and his service had always been characterized by honesty and the sort of courage which does not know the meaning of fear. He has retained his mental faculties to the last and talked of the feud days. At the recent Hatfield celebration in West Virginia he discussed the famous affair.

“I am sorry Ellison was killed, “ he said at that time, referring to the stabbing of Ellison Hatfield by one of his brothers in a fight on Blackberry fork a the August election in 1883. The fight started over a debt of $25. He was inclined to blame the resultant feud on a constable who did not take his 3 brothers to jail. “Tried to get him to them” said McCoy, “but he decided to hold them until the next day. The Hatfields came and took them, tied them to bushes and killed them. One of them, the youngest had nothing to do with the killing of Ellison. He was out hunting squirrels.” James McCoy was prominent throughout the feud, which continued of raids for 5 years and consisted of a series of raids and counter raids back and forth across Tug River, the Kentucky-West Virginia dividing line. Many of the Hatfields lived in the latter state. In one of the raids the home of James McCoy’s father, Randall McCoy was burned on New Years night, 1888. James’s brother and sister were killed, but Randall, a son and daughter escaped. Ellison Mounts was hanged here later for the murder of Miss McCoy who was shot while trying to extinguish the flames with milk. For many years McCoy had been a member of the Masonic order, and that organization assisted at his funeral. Several years ago he joined the Baptist Church and was baptized in the Big Sandy River at Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

MEADE, Ellen  (Austin)
Mrs. Ellen Austin Meade, 63, widow of the late Arthur Mead, of Charley, this county, was killed Tuesday by an automobile at Matewan, WV where she had made her home the past several years with her son, Arbie Mead, according to a telegram received by her brother, Ed Austin, of Charley, Wednesday. No particulars of the accident were given. The body was brought to Louisa Wednesday and taken to Charley where funeral service was held Thursday. Burial was made in the Judd graveyard. Deceased was a daughter of the late Thomas and Virgin Austin of the Charley section, where she resided until 1910 when she went to Matewan to make her home with her son. Surviving are 2 children, Arbie Mead, Matewan and Mrs.  Varney; 3 brothers, Ed Austin,,, Charley, W. M. Austin, Logan, WV and John Austin, Peach Creek, WV and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Mead of Meads Branchy and Mrs. Lottie Griffith of Charley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

MILLER, Creel
The body of Creel Miller, 63, former Lawrence Countian, who died at his home near Hampton City, Boyd County, last week, was taken to his former home on Chrisley Branch, near Ulysses, for funeral services and burial on Wednesday of last week. Deceased is a son of Rastus Miller of Johnson County and was born and reared on Chrisley Creek this county. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Alice Pack Miller, 8 children, 3 brothers, Oliver Miller of Catlettsburg, Creet Miller, East Lynn, WV and Winfield Miller, Logan, WV and done sister, Mrs. Alice Boyd of Stone, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

MILLER, Nathan
Nathan, 3 year old son of Mrs. Leander Miller of the Meades Branch section was instantly killed Monday afternoon when a car driven by the child’s uncle, William Wells, turned over on the Mayo Trail near the mouth of Georges Creek, breaking the child’s neck. While walking along the road, Nathan and his mother were given a lift by Wells, who offered to drive them home. Wells drove up the Trail to Andrew Austin’s turned around and was returning home when the accident occurred. Wells was said to have been drunk and was speeding, near the mouth of Georges Creek, the car failed to negotiate a curve and turned over. The child’s neck was crushed between the top of the door and the ground Other occupants of the car escaped serious injury. Wells immediately hailed a passing auto, jumped into the car and requested that he be driven to Ohio. The driver refused to take him to Ohio, but carried him to Shannon’s Branch where he got out and finally made his way home. Wells works in Ohio but was at home on a vacation. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 13, 1929

MOORE, Sarah Alice
Mrs. Sarah Alice  Moore, 68, formerly Wayne County, WV teacher, died Sep 1 and was buried near Centerville. She was a daughter of the late Rev. W. T. Ball. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

MOORE, Sol
Cadmus, KY—We are sorry to hear of the death of Sol Moore, of Buchanan. He was the oldest son of Rev. Reuben Moore, who moved from Pike County in 1907 to Lawrence County and settled with his family at the McDaniels farm on Little Catt. He was a friend and neighbor of the writer. He moved from Catt to the Bill Colwell farm on Bear Creek near Mount Zion church house in 1912 and he and his wife both died there. They were a good family of people, were loved by all their neighbors. There were five boys, Sol, Eli, Fred, Dewey and Taylor, 4 daughters, Anna, Martha, Armina, and Rebecca. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

MULLINS, Elbert
Williamson, WV, Sep 2—Elbert Mullins, 44, died in front of his home at Belfry Sunday, shot through the heart by Harrison Roark, following a fist fight between the two men after a quarrel over a woman. The shooting occurred after Mullins and Roark had been engaged in a fight earlier in the afternoon, not far from the homes of both men, who were neighbors. Both men were said by Sheriff Moore to have been drinking. In the midst of the fight Roark pulled out his pistol and attempted to shoot Mullins, who took his gun from him and hit Roark across the head with it. Roark then went to his home and returned with a shotgun. He walked within about 30 feet of Mullins and fired point blank at him. The full charge of a .12 gauge shot gun entered his body near the heart. Roark was captured later and placed in jail. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

OSBORN, Robert
Robert Osborn, 82, pioneer citizen of Wayne County, WV died a his home on Camp Creek, near East Lynn, Sep 9 following a prolonged illness of stomach trouble. He was thought to be improving shortly before his death and the day he died he sat up and helped string beans until about noon. After the noon meal he lady down and soon afterwards fell out of the bed dead. “Uncle Robert” was the last of a family of 17 children and was a son of John Osborn who was one of the first settlers in Wayne County. ??? John Osborn patented thousands of acres of land in Wayne County and his descendants have played a prominent part in the educational, spiritual and industrial development of southern West Virginia. Uncle Robert served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War and was present at the battle of Gettysburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

PRATT, Velva
Miss Velva Pratt, 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pharoah Pratt, of Glen Hayes, WV, is dead. Edgar Good, 24, of near Matewan, is in a Williamson hospital in a critical condition and Miss Rose Bishop, 18,, and Carl Wilson, 19, both of Matewan are under the care of physicians as the result of an automobile wreck, one mile east of Matewan Sunday afternoon. Miss Bishop and Williams probably owe their lived to the fact that they were thrown out of the rumble seat of Good’s machine, when it overturned in a plunge over a 250 foot embankment. Clothing from the 2 caught on the limbs of a tree and prevented them from plunging over the precipice. Good and the body of Miss Pratt were taken from the mass of twisted steel, which had been Good’s automobile, by railroad men, after the 250 foot plunge which ended on the Norfolk & Western railway tracks. Conflicting stories as to the cause of the accident were being investigated by Mingo County authorities and state police this week. One report said that Good’s machine was forced off the road, but was discredited by stories from persons who said they witnessed the crash, who said that the car was traveling at a rapid rate of speed and hurtled over the embankment in attempting to pass another automobile. The body of Miss Pratt was returned to Glen Hayes for burial Tuesday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 27, 1929

PETERS, Charles
Charles Peters 61, well known resident of Mill Creek, WV, died last Friday from the effects of a crushed leg which was injured several years ago. He was a farmer and resided on the Warren Robinson farm on Mill Creek. Funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday, Rev. H. R. Hewlett of Louisa officiating. Interment was made in the Robinson Cemetery. Surviving are his wife and 6 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

POLLY, Ned
Ned Polly, 50, died at his home at Blaine last Saturday after a few days illness of typhoid fever. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday with Rev. Berry officiating. Burial was made in the Boggs Cemetery on Hoods Creek. Deceased was a member of the I.O.O. F. Lodge at Blaine and the Jr. O.C.Z.M. at Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Polly, 4 sons, Frank Polly, Sciotoville, OH, William Polly, and Homer Polly, both of Blaine, and Arthur Polly, 2 daughters, Mrs. Watson Boggs of Columbus, OH and Miss Edith Polly at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 27, 1929

PRESTON, A. T.
A. T. Preston, a native of Richardson, was killed recently in a wreck while employed by the L & N Railroad, His widow was a daughter of Ambrose Wilbur and she lives at Richardson. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

RAMEY, Phoebe
Mrs. Phoebe Ramey, 56, died Sunday at her home at Blaine after an illness of one month Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Hood’s Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Ramey is survived by 2 sons, C. F. Ramey, Galloway, OH, L. Ramey of Beaver, OH, and 5 daughters, Mrs. H. Rowland, Georgieville, OH, Mrs. Susan Lemaster, Worthington, OH, Mrs. Elizabeth Castle, Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Olive Rowland, Carrie, OH and Mrs. Easter Wheeler, of Blaine, She had been a member of the Seven-Day Advent Church for 10 years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

RATCLIFF, Christina
Mrs. Christina Ratcliff, 79, died Aug 29 at he home of her daughter, Mrs. John Brown at Ceredo. Burial was made near Centerville, Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

RICE, W. M.
W. M. Rice, 73, former resident of Lick Creek, Wayne County, WV, died Aug 28 at his home in Arkansas. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

ROBINETT, Mary Rachel
Mrs. Mary Rachel Robinett, 90, formerly of Tabors Creek, Wayne County, WV died Aug 20 at the home of her son, James Robinett at Kenova. Before marriage Mrs. Robinett was Miss Mary Rachel Teller. Burial was made at Tabors Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

ROBINETTE, James
James Robinette, 63 year old Pike County farmer, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ella Currey on Turkey Creek, Aug 22. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

RULE, A. J.
A. J. Rule, 89, member of a pioneer Big Sandy Valley and a veteran of the Civil War, died last Thursday in Ashland. He was a native of Johnson County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

SIAS, Martha
Mrs. Martha Sias, 69, a former Wayne County lady, died recently at Fourteen Mile Creek, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

SMITH, Hobart
Hobart Smith, of Logan County, and formerly of Wayne County, died Sep 1 in a Logan hospital as the result of being crushed in an accident in the Rita Mine of the Logan-Chilton Coal Company. He was brakeman on a motor and got his foot and ankle crushed by the machine. He was rushed to the hospital after the accident, where he later died. He had been married about a year and is survived by his wife, who was before marriage Miss Alberta Vanatter, and a small daughter, Bertha, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Smith of East Lynn Roads. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

SPARKS, H.
H. Sparks, 23, died last Saturday at the home of his father, Hugh Sparks, on Twin Branch of typhoid fever. Interment was made in the Chaffin Cemetery. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife and one small child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

STAPLETON, Edward
Edward (Buddy) Stapleton who had been seriously ill at the Golden Rule Hospital of this city for 2 weeks died last Friday of typhoid fever. Mr. Stapleton was well known throughout the county. He was a brother of Proctor Stapleton of Paintsville and North Stapleton of Mt. Sterling. Funeral and burial took place last Sunday at the old home place on Baker’s Branch of Tom’s Creek. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. Frew Vanhoose. The funeral was largely attended. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 27, 1929

SWINEY
Pikeville, KY—Death has taken a heavy toll at the home of William Swiney, of Island Creek, in the last 10 days, having claimed the mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Swiney, and 3 of the children, Charles, age 10 , Stevie, age 8, and an infant son, Dock, leaving the father and 4 other children. Dysentery was responsible for all four deaths, according to the attending physician and members of the family. The first death in the family was that of Mrs. Swiney, who died Sep 8 at the home after a short illness. At that time several of the children were also ill, two of them dying in the same bed. Charles died the following Thursday night and this brother Stevie the following morning. A double funeral was held for the boys, both bodies being placed in the same casket they had been on the death bed. Rev. Bill Hall officiated and burial was in the local cemetery. The last one of the children to die was the infant, Dock, who died Monday morning. Some of the children are yet ill according to reports from the home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 27, 1929

THOMPSON, Granville
Granville Thompson died Wednesday evening at this home near the Mayo Trail, 3 miles out of Louisa. He was 65 years old and has been a citizen of this county all his life. Rev. H.B. Hewlett will preach the funeral Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 27, 1929

THOMPSON, Walter
Walter Thompson, 44, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Thompson, of Bear Creek, Boyd County, died last week at his home in Elreno, OK and was buried Wednesday in the family cemetery on Bear Creek. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 29, 1929

VIERS, Mary Jane
Mrs. Mary Jane Viers, 82, of Gragston, Wayne County, WV died Sep 1. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

WALTERS, Lafe
Rev. Lafe Walters, 59, formerly a prominent Baptist minister and business man of the Big Sandy Valley, died on Thursday of last week at his home near Beaver, OH and his body was returned to Johnson County and buried at Whitehouse, Saturday. Born at Offutt, a son of Winfred and Elizabeth Walters, he spent practically all his life in the Big Sandy Valley. A the age of 14, Mr. Walters joined the Baptist Church and was ordained a minister at 30. He devoted himself to church work with great zeal and was known as a man of action. He became one of the foremost worked in the United Baptist field in the Big Sandy and Southern Ohio and his clerical work organized many churches in that field. During the World War he was a farmer in Ohio and after the war he went to Ashland, where he was in the grocery business for 5 years. At the end of that time he turned the business over to one of his sons and went to Pikeville as manager of the Big Sandy Furniture Co. He was in this business until a year ago, when he went to a farm near Beaver and remained there until his death.

 Funeral services were conducted at the home of a niece, Mrs. Cort Daniels, at Whitehouse, Saturday afternoon and burial made in a family cemetery near the old home. Rev. Sandy Phillips, of Lucasville, OH, was in charge of the service and was assisted by Rev. Preston of Paintsville. The extent of his friendship throughout the region was attested by the number who attended the services and the wealth of floral offerings. Surviving are 6 children: Dr. C. B. Walters, Ralph Walters, Deal Walters, Mrs. Thelma Wallen, all of Ashland, Guffie Walters, Columbus, OH, and Lawson Walters of Beaver, OH. The first named son resided in Louisa for a number of years and practiced dentistry. The mother and 5 brothers are living. The brothers are Dr. Jeff Walters, Dr. E. P. Walters, of Pikeville, Laff Walters, of Paintsville,  and John and Shade of Prestonsburg. Sisters living ae Mrs. Susie Preston of Paintsville and Mrs. Hante Preston of Washington state. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 20, 1929

WARD, Verla (Perdue)
Mrs. Verla Perdue Ward, 24 years old, died at her home in Huntington Aug 21, from swallowing poison. The poison, a small bottle of ?nieodine? which she had been using to spray flowers, had been left beside some medicine which she had been in the habit of taking after she arose each morning and it is thought that she took it through mistake. She died before medical aid could be summoned. She is survived by her husband, Jennings Ward, a son, Billie Don, her father, John Perdue, Sr., and the following brothers and sisters, Terrill, Earnest, John, Zula and Estelle Perdue all of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Mullens and burial made at Mt. Vernon, this county. Mrs. Ward formerly lived at Wayne and was well known here. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6,1 929

WATSON, Morton Wall
Morton Wall Watson died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Inez Wall Watson in Huntington on Saturday evening, Sep 21. His illness  was of short duration One week before he was packing his trunk to enter a law course in the University of West Virginia at Morgantown. He complained of being ill on Saturday evening and went to the hospital on Sunday. The case was diagnosed as appendicitis and an operation was performed. The appendix already had ruptured and there was considerable swelling. On Saturday morning his heart gave signs of failure and about 5 o’clock that evening the end came suddenly. The funeral services were held at the home of his cousin, Mrs. A. J. Lear on Monday and the burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery. Rev. W. H. Sheffer, of the Christian Church, and Rev.  S. Roger Tyler, of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated at the services. Surviving relatives are the mother, Mrs. F.L. Stewart, an aunt; Mr. Will Watson, an uncle, and several cousins in Huntington, Louisa and Ashland. Morton was 20 years of age, only son of Mr. Morton G. Watson and Mrs. Inez Wall Watson of West 4th avenue, Huntington, Dr. Watson died in 1914. He was a native of Lawrence County, KY and a citizen of Louisa for several years, during which time he was County Superintendent of Schools, State Senator, President of the Louisa National Bank, and interested in business enterprises of various kinds. After his marriage to Miss Wall, he located in Huntington and became president of the Ohio Valley Bank. The subject of this sketch was an outstanding young man of Huntington, clean in his life, studious and industrious ambitious to succeed in an honorable profession He had completed a pre-law course and was ready for starting on the major course when his career was suddenly brought to a close. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 27, 1929

WELLMAN, P. J.
P. J. Wellman, 67, of Big Hurricane, prominent Wayne County merchant and former jailer of Wayne County, died last Friday, succumbing to dropsy superinduced by an injury received several years ago in a mine. Deceased was a son of the late Mitchell and Nancy Billups Wellman. Throughout his mature life he had been active in various businesses in Wayne County He was a member of the firm of P. J. Wellman & Bros. General Merchandise Store at Fort Gay. From 1895 to 1896 he served as jailer of Wayne County and was widely known in this section. Funeral services were conducted Sunday under the direction of H. H. Curtright, Louisa undertaker, and interment was made in the Meredith Cemetery on the James Lakin hill. Rev. Spencer officiated at the funeral. Surviving are 2 sons, Pete E. Wellman of Rochester, NY and Elba Wellman, Kenova, WV and 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Alfred M. Wellman, William M. Wellman, Clabe Wellman and John Wellman all of Fort Gay, Mrs. Georgia Peters, Fort Gay and Mrs. Alice Meredith and Mrs. Byrd Lycan of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News-Recorder. Sep 27, 1929

WOOD, Major John P.
Major John P. Wood of Wausau, Wis., former Louisa resident and the first aviator ever to conduct a commercial air line in Easter Kentucky, went to his death at the controls of his racing monoplane as it exploded in mid air and crashed on a barren desert near the California-Arizona border during a violent electrical storm early Monday morning as he was racing from Los Angeles, CA to Cleveland, OH for a non stop record in the national air races according to telegrams and press dispatches received here. Major Wood’s body will be returned to Louisa to rest beside his mother and father in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Major Wood left Los Angeles at 4 o’clock Monday morning, accompanied by Ward Miller, his mechanic in a second attempt to win the $7,500 prize offered in the national air races for the fastest nonstop flight between Los Angeles and Cleveland. They were turned back in their first attempt to make the flight Saturday when a clogged gasoline pipe forced them down at Willard, NM.. They returned to Los Angeles and started anew Monday. Two hours out of Los Angeles they encountered a raging storm over the desert 30 miles northwest of Needles, CA. As a bolt of lightning flashed nearby, the plane exploded. Miller was saved when the explosion of the 500 gallons of gasoline aboard burled him from the plane. He pulled the cord on his parachute as he lapsed into unconsciousness. When he awoke, he found himself alone and bruised on the rock strewn desert with bits of the monoplane wing near him. Miller, after failing to find the wrecked plane, wandered through the desert and 30 hours later was found by a prospector.

Reaching Needles, CA 30 miles away, he gave the first news of the mishap, and joined a party which traveled on horses and in automobiles back to the scene of the tragedy in an effort to locate  the plane and its pilot they were unable to find them however. Miller telegraphed the airport at Los Angeles and 2 aviators were sent to hunt the wreckage. Early Wednesday morning they sighted the plane in a desert and mountain section 30 miles northwest of Needles and risking their lives in the treacherous desert wastes, they landed a small biplane near the wreckage and found Major Wood’s torn body in the cabin cockpit resting directly behind the 425 horsepower motor. Just a few hours after the take off Major Wood ran into thunder and lightning storms. Because of the hazardous conditions Major Wood was having considerable trouble keeping his ship righted Miller said. Miller according to his own story was pumping gas from an auxiliary tank when he was dazed by a blinding flash. The airplane lurched violently he said and the next thing he knew, he was in the air. The gasoline loaded plane is believed to have been exploded by a bolt of lightning. Wood, a grandson of the late Col Jay H. Northup, of Louisa, pioneer railroad organizer and coal developer of the Big Sandy Valley, was the owner of the first commercial air line in Eastern Kentucky and was a pioneer in aviation, development in this section, In 1923, he established the first commercial air line in this section, making several flight weekly between Louisa and Union Camps to carry oil men to and from the Blaine oil fields.

The oil boom over, he went to Pennington Gap, VA where he operated another commercial air line, later going to Wisconsin, where he became president of the Northern Airways Incorporated and was instrumental to popularizing aviation in the West. He was made a major in the State air corps by the Governor of Wisconsin. Mr. Wood returned to Louisa annually to visit relatives, usually making the trip by plane. For a number of years previous to 1924 he made his home with Col. Northup here. Surviving him are his father, Dr. Harry Wood and 2 sisters who live in Buffalo, NY. A brother, Northup Wood, died here a few years ago. Louisa relatives are Miss Hermia Northup, an aunt, and Mrs. F. T. D. Wallace, a great aunt. His mother who was Miss Gypsie Northup, eldest daughter of Col. Jay Northup died several years ago and is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery here, as is also his brother, Northup Wood. Major Wood’s body will arrive here Monday, Louisa relatives were informed Thursday in a telegram from his sister, Mrs. Robert Willett, of Buffalo, who also announced that she and her father, Dr. Harry Wood, would arrive Saturday to be at the funeral. Major Wood’s remains will be interred in Pine Hill Cemetery here to rest beside his mother and other relatives. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Sep 6, 1929

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ADAMS, Woodford
Salyersville, Sep 27 from The Salyersville Independent—Funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon for little Woodford Adams, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Adams west of New Haven. The little lad was stricken with an acute attack of appendicitis and he was removed to the Memorial Hospital, Norwalk, where an operation was performed from which the lad never rallied, death coming at midnight Sunday. The remains were removed to Millers mortuary prepared for burial and later taken to the home. The service was conducted by Rev. May of Findlay and interment was made at the New Haven Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

ADKINS, Clarence W.
Wayne, WV, Oct 3—Mystery shrouds the murder of Clarence W. Adkins, 21, son of Elisha Adkins, of Ten Mile Creek, whose body was found on the Huntington-Logan road, near West Hamlin, Saturday night, with a .44 bullet wound through his heart. Three Lincoln county boys, Robert Roy, Ed Roy and Pearl Hargis, were arrested and held I the Lincoln County jail at Hamlin, pending the investigation of officers. These three boys telephoned officers that they accompanied the authorities to the place where the corpse was found. No evidence has yet been found to connect them with the killing according to the officers investigating the case. The murder seems to be a complete mystery, although officers say that, jealousy, involving a love affair, may have played a part in the killing. This, however,,, is merely an unconfirmed theory. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

AKERS, Nina
Miss Nina Akers, 51, who has been an invalid all her life, died last Wednesday at the home of her mother at Hurricane Creek, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

BEER, Jennie Rice
Mrs. Jennie Rice Beer, a native of Louisa, died at Long Beach, CA, and was buried in a Los Angeles cemetery on Oct 3. For 12 years she had been an invalid. Her husband, Mr. J. C. Beer, survives her. Nearly all of her relatives lived in this vicinity. She was a daughter of Jake Rice of Louisa, who died many years ago. He was an able lawyer, a brother of Judge John M. Rice, who represented this district in Congress and afterward served as circuit judge. Mrs. Beer’s first husband was Milton Stewart. They located in California soon after their marriage. Her last husband was Mr. Beer. She came back to Louisa every 2 or 3 years to visit relatives until she became an invalid 12 years ago. Since that time her relatives and friends have missed her visits. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

BERRY, Mrs. E. C.
Mrs. E. C. Berry, 51, of Chicago, died Saturday night at a sanitarium in McConnellsville, OH, after a prolonged illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mint Holbrook of Blaine. Mrs. Berry moved with her family to Chicago from Blaine about 7 years ago. She had been in ill health for some time and was on her way to Blaine for a visit when she was taken seriously ill at Ashland. After remaining in a hospital at Ashland for 2 weeks she was moved to a sanitarium at McConnellsville, OH, last week where she gradually grew worse, dying Sunday morning about 1 o’clock. The body was brought to Louisa and taken to the home of her sister in law, Mrs. W. M. Fulkerson, Sunday. From there the remains were conveyed to Blaine. She is survived by her husband, E. C. Berry of Chicago; 4 sons, Earl, Herman, Russell and Max, all of Chicago; 2 daughters, Helen of Chicago and Mrs. Tom Short of Fort Thomas, KY; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Stambaugh of Charleston, WV, and 3 brothers, Ralph W. Holbrook of Huntington, Charles B. Holbrook of Ashland and Henry C. Holbrook of Chicago. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Christian Church at Blaine with Rev.  H. B. Hewlett of Louisa, officiating. Burial was made in Berry Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

BERRY, Hiram
Hiram Berry, a native of this county, died at his home at Rush, Sep 21 of paralysis. The deceased was a son of the lat Isaac Berry and a brother of the late M. G. Berry of Louisa. Surviving are one brother, G. T. Berry of Ellen and one daughter Mrs. Sarah Schmidt of Rush. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

BROWN, Canada
Canada Brown, 71, a farmer of near Lowmansville died Sunday of heart dropsy. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday by Rev. G. V. Pack and interment was made in the family cemetery. He is survived by  his widow. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

BURCHETT, Maj. D. J.
Maj. D. J. Burchett died at his home in Mt. Sterling, KY on Wednesday morning, Oct 23 after a brief illness. He was 87 years old. Until recently he was able to attend to the duties of president of the Traders National Bank, notwithstanding his advanced age. The funeral and burial took place at Mt. Sterling yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Major Burchett was a native of Louisa and was prominent in civic and business circles here. In politics he was a state figure for many years. He was a veteran of the war between the states and won the rank of major s a young man in the Union army. He was the nominee of the Republican party for Congress at one time and later was appointed United States Marshal for Kentucky by President Harrison. Boyd and Lawrence Counties were represented by him twice in the legislature. He was a mason. About 20 year ago he moved to Mt. Sterling where he operated a large farm and afterward became interested in the banking business He had served as president of the First National Bank of Louisa while here. Major Burchett is survived by daughters and sons as follows; Mrs. J. F. Ratcliff of Huntington Mrs. G, R. Vinson of Louisa, Mrs. Audie Biggs of Mt. Sterling, John C. Burchett of St. Albans, WV, D.J. Burchett, Jr., of Lexington. Mrs. Sarah Atkins of Louisa is the only surviving sister. Big Sandy  News, Oct 25, 1929

CANTERBERRY, Calvin
Calvin Canterberry, 3 year old son of Shelby Canterbuury of Delbarton, Mingo County, WV, died Oct 6 from injuries to the head sustained 3 weeks ago when he fell from a porch of his home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

CASSIDY, Emma (Newberry)
Mrs. Emma Newberry Cassidy of Inez, KY passed serenely from natural life to life eternal at 7:30 p.m. Oct 2, at her beautiful home in the quiet little garden city of the hills. She was a member of a prominent Floyd County family which came to Kentucky from Virginia. Mrs. Cassidy was the widow of the  Phillip Cassidy who preceded her in death many years. Mr. Cassidy was a prominent citizen of Martin County and had been honored by his people with several offices and faithfully kept the trust. In her immediate family Mrs. Cassidy left surviving her one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Hall of Milton, WV, and the widow of her only son who died in the prime of life: Mrs. Hestarah Cassidy, who has held the office of County Court Clerk of her county with much credit and who is a prominent teacher of the county and their 2 children. Mrs. J. C. Cassidy has lived with the deceased lady since her marriage in the family has cared tenderly for her. Mrs. Cassidy is also survived by 2 grandchildren, children of her daughter, Lucy Hale, who died a few years ago. They are Richard Hale and Mildred Hale. Several step children also survived her who join with the other who mourn her loss. Mrs. Cassidy was a daughter of Tivie and Lucy Newberry who died at a ripe old age a few years ago. She was born in Wise County, VA on Jul 15, 1850.Her father and mother moved to Floyd County, KY in early life. While in Floyd County, Mr. Newberry served with honor in the Kentucky legislature about the time Martin County was created. The Newberry family then moved to Inez which was then called Eden in 1870. There Newberry served as superintendent of schools in the county for 12 years. In the Newberry family the deceased is survived by Jeff Newberry and Mrs. Jennie Osborn of Huntington WV, Mrs. Mary Copley, S. W. Newberry and J. C. Newberry of Inez, KY and Mrs. Willis Staton of Pikeville, KY. Out of 7 children, Mrs. Cassidy was the first to be taken by death. The funeral held at the Cassidy home on Saturday, Oct 4, was brief, but a beautiful one and was conducted by Rev. Dr. J. P.  Cortney of the Presbyterian Church of Inez; Rev. J. R. Fairchild of the Inez Baptist Church and Rev. Ted Jones of the Presbyterian Church of Milton, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

COLGROVE, Matt
Matt Colgrove, 37, of Laurel Fork of Trace Creek, Mingo County, employed as a trackman by the Landsteel Coal Company, on Pigeon Creek, died Friday of last week, a few minutes after being caught under a slate fall in the mines. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

COLLINS, Rachel
Mrs. Rachel Collins age 87 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Howard on the east side of the river, last Monday. She had been sick for some time from the infirmities of old age, She was the widow of the late Peter Collins who passed away a number of years ago. The remains were taken to East Point Thursday for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

CRABTREE, Sallie
Mrs. Sallie Crabtree, 80, died last week at her home on Lower John’s Creek of a complication of ailments attendant upon advanced age. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

CURNUTTE, H. H.
H. H. Curnutte, 85, a native of the Zelda section of this county, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. U. G. Frasher of Portsmouth, OH, succumbing suddenly after a brief illness. Born at Zelda, this county, Oct 9, 1844, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Curnutte, Mr. Curnutte spent the greater part of his life in this county, moving to Ohio in 1913. He joined the M. E. Church, South, at Zelda 37 years ago and had lived a devout Christian life. He was united in marriage to Sarah J. Chaffin, on Mar 7, 1867. She preceded him in death just 5 months ago. Surviving are 5 children, J. A. Curnutte, Mrs. U. G. Frasher, and R. B. Curnutte of Buena Vista, OH, and Thomas A. Curnutte of Morgantown and 3 brothers, V. B. Curnutte of Huntington, WV, O. A. Curnutte, all of Portsmouth, V. L. Curnutte of Ashland, KY, and E. B. Curnutte of Zelda, this county and one sister, Mrs. Belle Fannin of Louisa and Huntington. Funeral services were held Tuesday made near Buena Vista,, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929 (Note: type just as it was in newspaper—parts of which did not make sense)

DAVIS, Lewis
Pikeville, KY, Oct 5—Lewis Davis, 27 years old, was shot and instantly killed at 8 o’clock last night by Jay Keathley, 23, at Osborn, Floyd County, 7 miles from Pikeville. Davis, whose home is at Hager Hill, Johnson County, was at Osborn to attend the funeral of his wife’s mother, Mrs. John Sturgill. Keathley and Sam Roberts and Leo Sturgill, apparently under the influence of whiskey went to the home of Davis’ father in law, John Sturgill, last night and carried away a ham. Davis followed them, fired his pistol into the ground and Keathley shot him, according to Walker Sturgill, brother in law of Keathley. Davis is the son of Adrian Davis and has relatives in Pike County. Keathley is married and has one child. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

DEMPSEY, Jim
Jim Dempsey, 15, son of Coon Dempsey, of Myrtle, Mingo County, WV died last week of typhoid fever. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

DUVAL, Louis
Louis Duval, 87, formerly of Olive Hill, Carter County, died last week at his home in Ashland of apoplexy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

FITCH
Paintsville, KY, Oct 23—a 20 months old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Ab Fitch of Meally this county, died last Friday from the effects of drinking oil of wintergreen on the previous day. The child drank the greater part of a one ounce bottle of the fluid in the Fitch home. Suffering untold agonies, the child was brought to a hospital here but was beyond medical aid. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

FITCH, Roy
Roy Fitch, 25, married,, of Van Lear, was killed Saturday in the mines at Van Lear when a slate fall crushed his head. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

FUGATE, James E.
James Elbert Fugate, 32, son of Mrs. Armelia Fugate, of Fallsburg, died at his home near Five Forks, Monday after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Myrtle’s Chapel, the Rev. R. H. Cassidy officiating. Burial was made in the Fugate Cemetery near Fallsburg. Surviving are his wife, who was a daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. L. S. Alley of Two Mile and 2 small children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

FUGETT, Elizabeth (Caskey)
Mrs. Elizabeth Caskey Fugett, 80, the eldest of 6 children born to Mr. and Mrs. William Caskey of West Liberty, died Sep 20 at her home in Missouri. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

GARTIN, John Paul, Jr.
John Paul Gartin, Jr., 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Gartin, of Ashland, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital of pneumonia. He had been in failing health for 18 months. He was taken to Huntington about 4 weeks ago and showed signs of improvement until last Thursday when pneumonia developed. John Paul was a graduate of Miami Military Institute of Germantown, OH. After his graduation he was employed by the State Highway Department until his health forced him to quit. He was born at Louisa 23 years ago, attended the Louisa public school until his parents moved to Ashland 8 years ago. He then attended Ashland high school until he took up his studies at Germantown. He was a member of the Seventh Day Advent Church and was very interested in church work and led an upright life. Funeral services were held at the Gartin home in Ashland Monday, Rv. F. G. Ashbaugh of Louisville, president of the Kentucky conference the church of his choice, officiating. Interment was made in Ashland cemetery. Surviving are his parents and 2 brothers, Senator Otto C. Gartin of Ashland and Joe Gartin, student at the University of Kentucky. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

GRISWOLD, Helen Louise
Helen Louise Griswold, 8 year old daughter of Mrs. Edna Womack Griswold, died from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck at Williamson, WV last week. The body was taken to Ironton, where funeral services were held. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. The little girl formerly resided with her parents at Oldtown and Stonington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

HANSHAW, Lucy
Mrs. Lucy Hanshaw wife of Virgil Hanshaw, of Gallup, died last Thursday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Maynard, of Laurel, on Rockcastle. Mrs. Hanshaw had just gone to the home of her parents for a short visit when she became ill with typhoid fever from which death resulted. Funeral services were held Friday from the home of her parents and interment took place in the family burial ground. Mr. Maynard is a member of the Board of Education and has 2 other children very ill with typhoid fever. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

Mrs.. Lucy Hanshaw passed away Sep 26, 1929. She was the loving young wife of Virgil Hanshaw of Gallup, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Maynard, of Laurel Fork. She was married to Mr. Hanshaw Apr 13, 1929. She leaves the young husband, father and mother and several sisters and brothers and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her departure. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18 1929

HERALD, Taylor
Struck Friday afternoon by a boom cable used in constructing the C & O bridge at Prestonsburg, Taylor Herald,, 24m of Emma, died the following morning in the Paintsville hospital of internal injuries and a fractured pelvis. He is survived by his wife and 2 small children and his father, Burris Herald. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

HODGE, John
Mr. John Hodge, father of Thomas W. Hodge, of Louisa, died in a hospital at Dayton, OH, last Thursday. His home was a Springfield, but he was taken to Dayton a short time before his death. He was 68 years old and had been in ill health for about a year. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hodge and Mrs. G. R. Vinson attended the funeral. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

HOPKINS, Nettie
Paintsville, KY—Oct 16—From the Paintsville Herald—Mrs. Nettie Hopkins, who gave her home as Fedsville, Magoffin County, KY died at the Golden Rule hospital of this city from rat poisoning, which she admitted was self administered. She arrived at the institution suffering intense agony. She received medical aid but the poison had already done its deadly work. The poisoning was contained in an envelope and was of a white powdery form. Just why the woman drank the poison is a mystery, when asked she quaffed the deadly draught she made no answer but stated that she knew it would kill her. Asked if she would again take the poison she stated, “I don’t know.” Whether the woman took the poison with suicidal intent hospital attaches did not learn. Her husband was at the bedside when the end came and wept bitterly. Mrs. Hopkins was the mother of 7 children of various ages. A rumor is current in her neighborhood, it is said, although not vouched for by the local hospital that the husband and wife had entered into a suicide pact, but for some reason the husband did not go through with his part of the gruesome agreement. It is said that the dying woman handed her husband the remaining powders and stated. “Here is yours” Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

HOPSON, George W.
Prestonsburg, KY, Oct 1—George W. Hopson 62, Pike County farmer, was killed last week at Allen, KY by passenger train No 36 as he raced across the tracks ahead of the engine in an attempt to reach the depot and board the train. He had been visiting his son, John Hopson, at Allen and was en route to his home at Yeager. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

HORN, Urcelle
Returning to his home at Hays Branch, 2 miles below Prestonsburg from the funeral of Taylor Herald at Alvis, Urcelle Horn, 20, mechanic was struck and instantly killed by a train in front of his parents home. It is believed that a train passing shortly after midnight struck him as he was crossing the tracks. His parents slept peacefully through the night, a short distance from the scene of the tragedy, unaware of their son’s death, which was learned next morning. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Horn. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

HOWES, Charles J.
Frankfort, KY, Oct 12—Charles J. Howes, 51, clerk of the Kentucky House of Representatives, and a candidate for reelection, fell dead here today. Howes was stricken with a heart attack just as he was entering a taxi. He came to Frankfort during the first administration of former Gov. J. C. W. Beckham to serve as clerk in the state auditor’s office. Howes serves as assistant state ???? and examiner under the McCreary administration and also served as assistant secretary of state and secretary of the workman’s compensation board under the administration of former Gov. A. O. Stanley. He served his first term as chief clerk of the House of Representatives in 1922 and was reelected in 1924, 1926 and 1928. Mr. Howes was a native of Paintsville and has many relatives in the Big Sandy Valley. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

JONES, Charles H.
Charles H. Jones, well known native of Wayne County, WV who formerly lived at Lavalette, Prichard and East Lynn, died 2 weeks ago at his home in Huntington at the age of 64. Burial was made at Gilkerson on Millers Fork, Wayne County, WV, Jamison Jones, of Patrick, KY and Dan Jones of Wayne, WV are brothers of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

KIRK, J. F.
J. F. Kirk, 78, prominent citizen of Martin County, died on Tuesday of last week. M. L. Kirk of Williamson is a son of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

LAYNE, Rebecca
Mrs. Rebecca Layne, 71, of Laynesville, Floyd County, scion of one of the most prominent families in Kentucky, succumbed Oct 5 at the Methodist hospital in Pikeville, from the effects of a fall in which a few days before her death, she sustained a broken hip. Deceased was a daughter of the late John Nesbitt, prominent Bath County man, and Mrs. Sophia Graham Nesbitt, daughter of John Graham, eastern Kentucky pioneer. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

LOWE, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Lowe, 63, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday. She is survived by her husband and one son, Milton Harris of Roanoke, VA. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

LUSTER, J.M.
J. M. Luster, 61, well known farmer of Blaine, died Thursday of typhoid fever. Mr. Luster has been a faithful member of the United Baptist Church for 34 years. He is survive by his widow, Mrs. Rachel Greene Luster; 2 sons Roy and Isaac of Blaine and one daughter, Mrs. Nannie Campbell. Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning with Rev. John Morris officiating. Burial was made in Blaine Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

MARTIN, Kenneth
Pikeville, KY, Oct 23—Kenneth Martin, 23, son of Si Martin was burned to death while sleeping in the bath house a the miens at Boldman. Martin a motor brakeman left the mines shortly after midnight and went to sleep on a cot in the bath house as was his custom. Fire originating from a fire which he had kindled, consumed the bath house burning Martin almost beyond recognition. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

MCCOY, Rosa
Mrs. Rosa McCoy, wife of James McCoy, was fatally burned Oct 5 at her home at Auxier, when a can containing kerosene exploded as she was attempting to kindle a fire in the kitchen stove with the oil. Surviving are the husband and several children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

MEADE, Billie
On Sep 27, the death angel visited the home of Mr. Hance Meade, of Van Lear, formerly of Zelda and claimed for its victim their infant son, Billie, aged 3. The body was brought to Buchanan Chapel Sunday for burial. funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. G. Flower of Buchanan and The Rev. W. H. May of Van Lear. The services were largely attended by relatives and friends from Ashland and Van Lear. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

MICKEY, Norris
Norris Mickey, 21, son of C. J. Mickey, of Belfry, Pike County, died last week of tuberculosis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

MOORE, David M.
David M. Moore, 23, of Columbus, OH, died in a Columbus hospital Thursday after 4 days of illness of appendicitis. He is the son of W. H.C. Moore of Little Blaine. The body was brought to Little Blaine, Friday, and funeral was held Saturday morning with Rev. D. L. Hayes officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Besides his father he is survived by 4 brothers, Coney and Albert of Columbus, Delbert and Martin Luther of Mattie; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hayes of Columbus and Miss Ella Louisa Moore of Mattie. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

MOORE, Mrs. J.M.
Mrs. J. M. Moore, a native of the Little Blaine section of this county died Sunday at her home in Detroit, MI and was buried there Tuesday according to word received here by relatives.. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Emma Pigg, of Busseyville and an aunt of John M. Moore of Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

MORLEY, Fannie
Mrs. Fannie Morley, 23, wife of W. M. Morley, night boss at the Mary Martha Coal Company at Sprigg, WV died at her home in Sprigg, Oct 5 following a brief illness of typhoid fever. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

MURPHY, D. M.
D. M. Murphy, 68, postmaster and prominent Republican politician of Ezel, Morgan County died Saturday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

PARSLEY, W. M.
W. M. Parsley, 40, widely known throughout the Big Sandy Valley as a traveling salesman, died at his home at Inez, Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of J.C. Newberry, and by 3 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

PATRICK, Mrs. Leonard
Mrs. Leonard Patrick, of the Johnson Fork committed suicide by shooting herself early Monday morning at her home. Ill health was thought to have been the cause of the tragedy. Mrs. Patrick leaves four children, 2 of them small. The husband and father died some time ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

PINSON, John
John Pinson, 64, brother of Mrs. Belle Philpot, of near Fort Gay, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Melvina Damron of Kauts Creek, WV Monday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

PRICE, George H.
George H. Price,  60, died last Saturday at his home on Hoods Creek, Boyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

QUEEN, Belle
Mrs. Belle Queen, 54, wife of Zach Queen of Glenwood, died at her home last Friday. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Glenwood Church. Rev. J. M. Clay, officiating. Interment was made in the Riffe Cemetery on Bolts Fork. Surviving are the husband and 5 daughters: Mrs. Nellie Stollings, Mrs. Ida Wilcox, and Mrs. Georgie Miller all of Ashland, Miss Zella and Ruby Queen at home. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pleasant Burkes. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

REED, Georgia (Allison)
Georgia Allison Reed,, wife of John Reed, highly respected colored people of the Italy section of Louisa passed away at her home Sunday evening after an illness of about 6 weeks duration. She is survived by  her husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters, John, Jr., Van, Pauline and Bessie, all of Louisa, one sister, Sarah Jones, of Louisa and 3 brothers, Ham Allison of Louisa, John of Huntington and Frank of Ashland. She was a member of the Methodist Church and funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Griffin, Tuesday afternoon and interment took place in the Wallace Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

SKAGGS, Ples
Ples Skaggs, 27, of near Terryville, was fatally  wounded by a bullet though the brain fired, it is alleged by Curtis Williams, 40 of Caines Creek, in an altercation last Saturday afternoon at the jockey grounds near the scene of the annual meeting of Old Blaine Association of United Baptist at the mouth of Keaton. Williams thus far has eluded capture, but has assured local officials, according to court attaches, that he will appear in Louisa and answer to an indictment as soon as it is returned by the grand jury. The killing took place about 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon on or near the farm of William Wheeler about a quarter of a mile up Keaton where farmers from far and near had congregated during the meeting of the Baptist Association to trade horses. The scene of the killing is in Johnson County, about 300 yards from the Lawrence line.

Definite particulars of the affray are not obtainable here. One report is that one of the men rode up to a group of four men on horses and declared boastfully that he was the meanest man on the ground. This was challenged by the other man, who remarked “No you’re not; I’m the meanest man.” The shooting followed. One rumor says that Williams offered the challenge, while another says that Skaggs made the challenge. It is said that a number of men at the jockey ground were drunk and it generally reported that liquor played a part in the killing. Only one shot was fired and Skaggs fell from his horse. The bullet entered the forehead and came out at the back of the head. Skaggs died Saturday about midnight. A warrant was issued here Monday for the arrest of Williams, charging him with murder. Sheriff Phillip Preece, went to Williams’ home Monday, but reported after returning here that Williams could not be found. Dave Williams, father of the accused slayer was here Tuesday conferring with officials. Court attaches stated Thursday that Williams had given assurance that he would surrender at the proper time. Although the killing took place in Johnson County, the Lawrence Circuit court will have jurisdiction in the case, since the first warrant for Williams’ arrest was issued in Lawrence County, and the victim died in Lawrence County. Skaggs is survived by his wife and one daughter 9 years old, also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Skaggs of near Terryville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

SMITH, Walter
Walter Smith, 25, of C???, Pike County, was shot from his horse and killed at Majestic, KY near Williamson, WV at??? County in a pistol battle with Ezekiel Ferrell deputy constable of Majestic. Both men emptied their revolvers in the battle, which, according to the deputy sheriff occurred while he was investigating ??? that two bootleggers were trying to force a woman to buy whiskey. Smith’s horse was shot in he head in the exchange of shots, and carried him a distance of 100 yards before he fell from the saddle dead with 4 bullets in his body. The constable was not hit. Walter Smith was the last of a family of 3 brothers, all of whom met violent deaths. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

SULLIVAN, Julius
Julius Sullivan, 16, son of Pete Sullivan, of Ranson, Pike County, died last week of scarlet fever. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

THOMAS, John C.
Mr. John C. Thomas, whose death occurred at his home in Los Angeles, CA on the 12th of September from a stroke of paralysis, was a native of Ironton, OH, son of John N. Thomas. In addition to his wife and daughter he is survived by a brother, Elmer, who is a lawyer in Omaha, NE. Also 4 sisters, Mrs. Frank Dupuy, Mrs. Frank Ross and Misses Martha and Ode Thomas, A brother, B, F. Thomas, died only a few years ago at Huntington, ending a long career as an expert engineer employed by the U. S. Government on river improvement work. John, also, was a highly competent civil engineer, which profession he followed until he engaged in contracting the building of locks and dams in the Ohio River, in association with S. P. May, Edwin May and Homer A. Scholze in the National Contract Company. Mr. Thomas was superintendent of construction, in which capacity he made a record and reputation for expeditious construction that surpassed all who had gone before him in this line on the Ohio River. His health gave way under this strenuous work about 13 years ago and he retired, locating in Los Angeles, which he and his family made their permanent place of residence. His son Jack died a few years ago. Mr. Thomas spent much of his early life in Louisa in connection with engineering work. He won the hand of Miss Francis Freese, daughter of Capt. Milton Freese of  Louisa. She with a daughter, Miss Katherine survive him. Mr. Thomas was a most amiable and interesting man. He was possessed of unusual talents, His happy disposition and attractive personality won friends in all circles. He was unselfish and broadminded. In his conduct throughout more than 60 years of life there was nothing of which he could be ashamed, so correctly did he live. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

THOMPSON, Granville
Lower Lick Creek—Died, Thursday, Sep 26 at his home, on Lower Lick Creek, Uncle Granville Thompson of dropsy. He was about 73 years old and was a devout Christian. He leaves to mourn his loss a companion, 2 daughters, Mrs. Webb Holt, of Busseyville and Mrs. James Hardwick, of route 1 and one son, George Thompson, of Black Mountain, Harlan Co, KY and 12 grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. He will be missed by our community where he has lived these many peaceful years of his life. He was stricken about a week before his death. The funeral services were conducted by Brother Hulette of Louisa, on Friday and he was laid to rest on the hill overlooking his home. His wife has lost at true and loving husband his children a kind and patient father and his neighbors a good neighbor, Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

WALTERS, Margaret (Whitaker)
Margaret Whitaker Walters, 32, wife of W. M. Walters of Caney, Morgan County, died Oct 10. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 25, 1929

WARD W. S.
Inez, KY—Oct 15--W. S. Ward, 68, prominent in the life of his community, a devout member of the Baptist Church and a progressive farmer, died Thursday succumbing to dropsy. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

WEBB, Lizzie
Mrs. Lizzie Webb, age 60, wife of A. Webb, died Sunday at her home at Belfry, Pike County, KY. Ten children survived as follows: Mrs. Cliste Nichols, of Burdine, Mrs. Serena Reynolds, Albert, Mark, Charles, Burgess, Theodore, Edward and Bennie Webb all of Belfry and Clifford Webb of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

WHEELER, Eugene
Eugene Wheeler, 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Wheeler, of  Deephole Branch, died in an Ashland hospital Tuesday night of tetanus developing from a scalp wound sustained on Thursday of last week, when he was struck on the had by a baseball bat thrown into a tree by a schoolmate to knock hickory nuts. On their way home from school last Thursday, young Wheeler and some schoolmates stopped at a hickory tree to knock hickory nuts. One member of the group threw a baseball bat into the tree, where it lodged and a moment later, as the boy rushed under the tree to pickup his share of the nuts, fell and struck him on the head, cutting an ugly scalp wound, which was not considered dangerous, since there was no fracture or concussion. On Monday, however he complained of being unable to swallow, and believing that tetanus was developing, the attending physician had him rushed to an Ashland hospital Tuesday. Tetanus developed quickly, caused death at 11 o’clock Tuesday night. The body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here, where it was prepared for burial and later taken to  the Wheeler home, where funeral services were conducted on Thursday, with Rev. H. B. Hulette and Rev. Sylvester Ball officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are his parents and 3 sisters. Mrs. Rhoda Wheeler of Blaine and Mrs. Emma Pigg of Busseyville, are grandmothers of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

WILLIAMS, W. A.
W. A. Williams son of Mrs. C. A. Williams of Naugatuck, who was injured Sep 28 in the mines in Logan Co., WV died Sunday at Logan. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 18, 1929

WORKMAN, Matilda
Mrs. Matilda Workman, 77 years old, died last week at the  home of her daughter, Mrs. Harden Hager, of Naugatuck, with whom she made her home, Cancer of the stomach was said to have caused her death. Mrs. Workman was born and reared on Queen’s Ridge, Wayne County, She went to Naugatuck three months ago to live with her daughter. Besides her daughter she is survived by her husband John A. Workman, who still resides on Queens Ridge and a son, Bazil Workman of Logan,. Funeral services were conducted at her home on Queens Ridge and burial made near her home last Friday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 4, 1929

YORK, Curtis
Curtis York, age 8 years, passed away at Riverview hospital in Louisa after an illness of 10 weeks. When brought to the hospital he was thought to be suffering from appendicitis, but instead it was intestinal tuberculosis. He was the son of Harry York, deceased, and was an unusually intelligent boy and endeared himself to all who were with him during his illness He was a great nephew of Dr. L. H. York of this place. The body was taken to Glen Hayes, WV on Sunday, where funeral services were held, and interment made in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 11, 1929

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AKERS
A two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Freelin Akers of Prichard, WV died Sunday night and was buried at Prichard Monday, Rev. Basil Hodge, of Fort Gay, officiated. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

ANDERSON, Jepeth
“Uncle Jepth” Anderson, a veteran of the Confederate Army in the Civil War, died at the house of a relative at Shelby, Pike County, Oct 20. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

ATKINS, Sarah (Burchett)
Mrs. Sarah Burchett Atkins, known to everyone as “Aunt Sac”, one of the oldest resident of Louisa, passed away quietly at her home here early Sunday morning, succumbing to complications incident to old age. Mrs. Atkins was 85 years old. She had been in failing health for more than a year but retained her mental faculties to the last and wrote her will only 10 days before she died. Born in Pike County in 1844, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Armsted Burchett, she came to Louisa with her parents when 5 days old and had lived her practically all of her life. Her husband was Levi M. Atkins, a veteran of the Civil War and the leading timber merchant in the Big Sandy Valley for more than a quarter of a century. Mr. Atkins built the Brunswick hotel here back in the ‘80’s. She assisted him in conducting the hostelry for many years and was known by all who traveled up and down the valley for her hospitality and kindly consideration. To their union were born 2 children both of whom died in infancy. Upon the death of her sister, Mrs. Isabelle Riggs, Mrs. Atkins took her 3 children and reared them in her home. They are George Riggs and Willie Riggs of Louisa and Milton Riggs, a merchant of Matoka, WV. Mrs. Atkins is survived by one brother and 2 sisters, Tom Burchett of near Whitehouse, Mrs. Rebecca Armountrout Schylon of Maben, WV and Mrs. Lena Gambill of Fullerton, KY. Mrs.  Atkins was the sister of Major D.J. Burchett who died 4 weeks ago at Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were conducted at the home here Tuesday afternoon. Rev. W. W. Shepherd, pastor of the M. E. Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Ware, pastor of the M. E. Church South. Interment was made in Pine Hill cemetery beside her husband who died in 1901. Mrs. Atkins was a lifelong member of the Louisa M. E. Church. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29,1 929

BECKETT, John Tazewell
John Tazewell Beckett, 78, formerly a prominent lumber man of Wayne, WV died Nov 12 at his home in Calloway, VA. His wife was a daughter of Uncle Burwell Ferguson of Wayne, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

BERRY, James
James Berry, 50, of Radnor, Wayne County, WV, and a native of Lawrence County, died on Monday night of last week in the Riffe-Ferguson Hospital at Kenova of injuries sustained early the same day when he was struck by passenger train No. 28 on the old line of the N & W at Radnor. Berry was walking along the railroad carrying a slab of wood and he apparently did not notice the approach of the train. He was struck by the engine and thrown beneath the wheels. His leg was cut off just above the ankle. Body of the deceased was brought to Louisa and taken to his former home in this county for interment. Ira Berry, of Wayne County, is a son of the deceased. Names of other relatives are unobtainable to the News-Recorder. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

BERRY, Thomps
Thomps Berry, aged about 61, widely known citizen of Ellen, died Tuesday of heart trouble. Mr. Berry for a number of years was postmaster and merchant at Ellen and was widely known throughout the country. He was a brother of the late Gum Berry, of Louisa. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. West Burton of Ellen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

BURCHETT, Adeline
Prestonsburg, KY, Nov 2?—Adeline, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burchett of Edgar, died Saturday night after an illness of several days. The child was bitten by a dog about a month ago and it was never ascertained if the animal were mad. It is believed that blood poisoning caused the little girl’s death. The victim is the granddaughter of the Rev. Ali Ward, well known minister of this county. Burial was made Monday. E. P. Arnold was undertaker. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

BURCHETT, Bascom
Bascom Burchett, son of James Burchett of Auxier, succumbed last week to injuries sustained in the mines at Hardy, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

BURGESS, Nancy Ellen (Ratcliff)
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Burgess, 82, widow of the late John F. Burgess, died Wednesday at her home near Kise station, succumbing to asthma after a prolonged invalidism. Before marriage Mrs. Burgess was Miss Nancy Ellen Ratcliff of Clifford. She had been a devout member of the M. E. Church for a number of years. Surviving are one son, Bill Gordon Burgess of Kise and 3 daughters, Mrs. J. M. Bowling and Mrs. J. M. Tolbert, of Red Jacket, WV and Miss Bertie Burgess at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

BURISFIELD, Nathaniel B.
Nathaniel Barney Burisfield, 50, died last Friday at his home near the Lawrence-Boyd County line near the Mayo Trail. Surviving are his wife, who is a daughter of Millard Short. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

CALDWELL, Fred
Salyersville, KY, Nov 25—Fred Caldwell, 14, son of Mrs. Isaac Caldwell was accidentally shot and killed by his brother in law, Ben Shepherd, last week, while the two were out hunting on the Gardner farm a short distance below Salyersville. Shepherd is said to have fired at a rabbit, when the boy ran in front of the gun, receiving the full charge of the gun in his side. He expired almost instantly. This is the first hunting accident of the season in Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

CHRISTIAN, James H.
James H. Christian, mail clerk, of Kenova, and formerly of Gragston died Oct 19 of typhoid fever. Surviving are his wife, 3 children, mother, Mrs. W. W. Large of Gragston, 2 brothers, Dan and Quentin of Gragston. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery at Gragston. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

CUNNINGHAM, L. B.
L. B. Cunningham, 34, widely known Carter County citizen and formerly president of a collecting agency at Olive Hill, died Oct 30. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

DAVIS, Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Davis, 66, widow of the late Carter Davis, of Wayne County, WV, died recently at her home in Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

DENNIS, Hobert
West Liberty, KY, Nov 25—Hobert Dennis, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Denis of Spaws Creek, Morgan County, was killed last week in Youngstown, OH when he interfered to save a friend who was being attacked by a trio of Mexicans. His body was returned here and buried in the Elam Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

DIAMOND, Mrs. James M.
Mrs. James M. Diamond, of Osie, died Oct 31, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday conducted by Rev. H. B. Hulette, of Louisa; Rev. Paul Diamond, of Ashland, Rev. W. O. Spillman and Rev. R. M. Curnutte of Osie. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Her 4 sons, Herbert of Kenova, John, George and Dewey of Osie, acted as pallbearers. Other survivors are the husband and 3 daughters, Mrs. Ira Berry of Radnor, WV, Mrs. John Spillman of Osie and Miss Hallie at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

Mrs. Halie Rowe Diamond was born Apr 1, 1867, daughter of John Rowe. She married James N. Diamond, about the year 1887. To this union were born 7 children—George, Herbert, Dewey, John, Minnie Berry, Mary Spillman and Miss Halie. She died Oct 31, 1929. She lived a devoted Christian and told us about and tried to show us, the angels that came for her at the last hours of her life. Big Sandy  News, Nov 29, 1929

DYER, William
Yatesville, KY—We regret to learn of the death of William Dyer, Sr., of Fallsburg. Hid death was caused by Bright’s disease which he had been a sufferer for several months. He leaves a wife and family of children, all grown, to mourn their loss. He was buried at the Austin Cemetery and the services were conducted by the Rev. Rowland Hutchison. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

EALEY, William
William Ealey, 83, widely known farmer of Barnett’s Creek, Johnson County, died Oct 25, of complications arising from an attack of influenza suffered a year ago. Mr. Ealey had prepared his sepulcher several years ago and had erected his own tombstone. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929
ELY, William
Barnetts Creek, KY—William Ely, age 83, died at his home on Barnetts Creek Nov 23. Funeral and burial in the family burial ground on the 29. Deceased was ill for more than a year. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

EVANS, Jim
The verdict of a coroner’s jury that Jim Evans, 50, whose body was found in Tug River at Tripp, WV Monday, was murdered was later denied by Captain J. R. Brockus of the state police who said that his thorough investigation of the body failed to reveal any indication of foul play. Evans disappeared from his home at Sprigg, WV on Nov 3. All efforts to find him failed until Monday, when his body was found floating in Tug River near Tripp. Positive identification was made by Evans’ brothers, Nathan and John. Ed Harmon, Justice of the Peace of Lincoln district, Wayne County, held inquest over the body and the jury, believing that the man’s skull had been fractured in 2 places, returned a verdict that he had been murdered and thrown into the river.

Captain Brockus said an examination made later by Dr. J. C. Lawson, Mingo County health officer, and Dr. Ferguson of Glenhayes, Wayne County, showed that the coroner’s jury erred in believing Evans’ skull had been fractured and revealed that the man had been drowned. Evans was believed to have fallen into the river at Sprigg on Nov 3, while returning to his home from a party. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

EVANS, Vicie
Mrs. Vicie Evans, 47, met a peculiar and tragic death Wednesday morning when she was caught beneath a fall of slate in a small mine opening near her home in Taylorville. She had gone into the mine to get a bucket of cal with which to cook the noon day meal. Mrs. Evans is survived by her husband, Lee Evans, 3 children and her father, “Long” Alex Runyon. The body was taken to Myrtle for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

FALLOWAY, Wayne
Wayne Fallloway, 37, construction laborer of near Wayne, WV, was killed, Constable Joe Simpkins of Wayne was probably fatally wounded and a third man, Bill Moore, of Whites Creek, also a Wayne County constable, was shot in the arm during a pistol battle which took place on Moses Fork of Twelve Pole Creek, 7 miles west of Crum, shortly after midnight Sunday morning. Shot through and through in the abdominal region with a heavy caliber revolver, which Wayne County officials said was used by Falloway, Constable Simpkins is given only a slight chance of recovery in a hospital in Williamson, according to reports early this week.  The rapid exchange of pistol shots which pierced the air in the sleeping Tug River  community between 12 and 1 o’clock, came after the two constables and Deputy sheriff Tilden Maynard are said to have come upon Falloway and George Pack, 33, of Big Creek, after an automobile wreck on Moses Fork, according to  Sheriff M. E. Ketchum, of Wayne County, following an investigation conducted early yesterday morning.

According to the sheriff, Falloway and Pack were found sitting in the road, near their wrecked automobile by the group of officers. A gallon jug, said to have been half-filled with moonshine whiskey was found in the automobile, the officers reported to Sheriff Ketchum. Shortly after the approach of the county officers, they reported, the shooting began when the w men resisted arrest under charges of possessing whiskey and being drunk. The shooting was investigated by Sheriff Ketchum, Dr. Bill Porter, Wayne County coroner, and Justice of the Peace Boyd Adkins. Pack was arrested by the officers and lodged in the county jail at Wayne under charges of possessing whiskey and being drunk. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

FOSTER, Mat
Mat Foster, 52, of Catlettsburg, a native of Salyersville, died Saturday. Burial was made at Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

FRENCH, Henry
Mrs. Henry French, of Ashland, died Friday and was buried in the Painted-Davis Cemetery on East For. Surviving are her husband and 4 children, Douglas, James, Fracie and Audrey. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

FUGITT, Isadore
Isadore, Fugitt, 31, of Gallup, a son of Strawther and Cynthia Fugitt, died, Nov 15. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Paul M. Fugitt of Alphoretta. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Burgess and Rev. Sylvester Ball and interment made in the McClure Cemetery at Gallup. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

GREENHILL, Charles
Charles Greenhill, 53, a merchant of Olive Hill, and a candidate for state legislature at the November election dropped dead on the court house steps at Grayson last Friday. Mr. Greenhill had just arrived from Olive Hill to attend court and was walking up the court house steps to the court house when he collapsed. He is survived by his widow and 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

GREER, Webster
Rev. Webster Greer, 78, well known minister, of the United Baptist Church and a prominent Floyd County citizen, died suddenly at his home on Little Paint Creek, Nov 9, victim of heart failure. One Mrs. Akers of this county is a sister of the deceased. Burial was made in the Cal Hager Cemetery near East Point. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

HACKWORTH, Lula (Adams)
Mrs. Lula Adams Hackworth, 50, wife of Sam Hackworth, of Short Fork, Magoffin County, died  Nov 1 after a brief illness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

HALE, John
John Hale, 77, one of the oldest residents of Whites Creek, Boyd County, died at his home last week. Mr. Hale is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Davis of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Samantha Whitehead of Parkersburg, WV, Mrs. Sarah Stewart of Ashland and the following 2 sons, Nelson B. Hale of Ft.  Thomas, KY and Charles w. Hale of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

HATTEN, Lyss
Lyss Hatten, prominent farmer of near Prichard, WV, died several days ago.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

HAY, Hardy
The body of Hardy Hay, 60, of Mazie, who had been missing since Oct 28, when he left home on a campaigning tour in his race for a member of the Elliott County Board of Education was found at the foot of a 30 foot cliff on Sand Lick Branch Tuesday morning by a searching party which had been searching for the missing man in the hill section along the Lawrence-Elliott border since his mule returned riderless last Friday night. His will, hastily scribbled on a leaf torn from his check book, indicated that he had lived possibly 2 or 3 days after falling over the cliff. His only injury was a broken thigh. The unfortunate man was reared on the head of the right fork of Blaine in this county and was a brother of Ambrose Hay of Louisa. Although he died  before the election, Mr. Hay received a large vote, but was defeated by Curt Green. Hay left his home, 2 miles from Mazie, in Elliott County, on Monday of last week, intending to canvass his district in his race for a member of the Elliott County Board of Education. His family felt no fears for his safety until Friday night when his mount returned home riderless. A hasty inquiry reveled that he had last been seen late Monday afternoon on Little Fork.

Relatives began a search Saturday which continued for 2 days without results. Monday a searching party was organized by neighbors who scoured the hill country for several miles before fining the body near noon the next day. Andrew Phillips, a relative, who organized the searching party, discovered the dead man’s body crumpled at the foot of a rock cliff 30 feet high on Sand Branch, about 500 yards from the county road. Death was caused by a broken thigh and exposure. Crumpled in his inside cost pocket was a will which he had scribbled on a check torn from his check book. The will, dated Oct 29, stated that he had become lost the previous night and had wandered over the cliff in the dark. In the will he stated that he knew he would probably die before help arrived and that this writing should be his last will. To his wife he bequeathed his 260 acre farm and requested that after her death it should be divided amongst his sons. Should gas or oil be found on his arm he requested that $500 be given to each of his daughters. Other details of the will are unobtainable to the News-Recorder at this time. Mr. Hay fell over the cliff on Monday night of last week and his body was not found until Tuesday of this week, 8 days after the tragedy. The will bears mute evidence that he did not die instantly but there is nothing to indicate how long he may have lived in agony before succumbing to the injury.

Attended by neighbors from miles around, the funeral was held Wednesday at his home in Elliott County adjacent to the Lawrence-Elliott County border. His body was place in a homemade casket and interred in the old Hay Cemetery on the head of the right fork of Blaine, near Mazie, this county. Deceased was a son of the late William Hay of Mazie. Surviving are one brother, Ambrose Hay of Louisa, and 3 sisters, Mrs. G. W. Phillips of Mazie, Mrs. Sidney Skaggs of Lewis County and Mrs. Lettie Nichols of Louisa. His wife, Mrs. Edith Skaggs Hay and the following children also survive: Mrs. Jasper Prince and Mrs. Oscar Prince of Louisa; Alfred Hay of Splash Dam, VA, Irvin Hay of Isonville and John, Garred, and Lewis at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

HAYES, Major
Major Hayes, 55, widely known citizen of Charley, died last Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. W. Williams, at the old John Hayes homestead, 2 miles above Charley. Mr. Hayes had been an invalid for 5 years. Funeral services were held Monday, conducted by Rev. A. H. Miller and Rev. g. V. Pack. Interment was made in the family burial ground. Surviving are 3 brothers, Green Hayes, L. C. Hayes and W. T. Hayes all of Charley, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Williams, of Charley and Mrs. Lucy Davis of Davisville. Dr.  Willie Hayes and Dr. L. S. Hayes of Louisa are cousins of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8,1929

HUBBARD, Ed
Ed Hubbard, 89, a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Levi Miles, 2 miles below Blaine. Born and reared at Pound Gap, VA, Mr. Hubbard came to this county 30 years ago. Burial was made in the Jordan Cemetery Tuesday. Big Sandy  News, Nov 8, 1929

JACKSON, Mrs. James F.
Mrs. Caudill Jackson, 35, wife of James E. Jackson of Oil Springs, Magoffin County, died Nov 11. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Caudill of Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

JOHNSON, Jacob
Jacob Johnson, 80 years old, died at his home in Ceredo, Nov 19, of heart trouble and flu. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. C.B. Rowe, Mrs. H. C. Pyles, and C. L. Johnson, of Ceredo; Mrs. John Smith, of Spokane, WA, J. H. Johnson of Indianapolis, C.W. Johnson of Little Rock, Ark. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

LESTER, Mrs. William
Mrs. William Lester, formerly of Skaggs, Lawrence County, KY, died Thursday Oct 10th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freestone, Safford, AZ. Funeral services were held at the church house of the Layton Ward of the St. Joseph Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Bishop Naylor, officiating and was assisted by the following elders: J. W. Morris, Thomas Kirkham, Lafe Nelson, Lewis M. Ferguson, F. M. Skinner and President Harry L. Payne. Interment was made in the beautiful Thatcher Cemetery close to the lot and burial place of the late John Minton Skaggs near the foothills of the Graham Mountains. Mrs. Lester is survived by her husband and 2 children, Miss Jewel Lester, age 17 and little son John Lowel, age 7 years. The deceased is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Skaggs, of Skaggs, Lawrence County, Dr. J. E. Skaggs, Neon, KY and Mr. M. Earl Skaggs, Skaggs, KY, brothers and Mrs. Parish Sparks of Winchester, KY the only surviving sister. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

LYON, John
John Lyon, 56, deputy sheriff of Cordell, died Monday night following a 2 year’s illness of cancer. During the past 4 months he had made monthly visits to a hospital in Ohio, where he received the radium treatment. Death came Monday night at his home at Cordell. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday, Rev. John Morris officiating. Surviving are his wife and 2 children, Olga Lyon at home and Mrs.. Fred Steele of Mattie. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

MANNIN, Billy
West Liberty, KY, Nov 16—Billy Mannin, who lived on Straight Creek, in Morgan County, died at his home this afternoon, at the age of 102 years. He was said to be the oldest man in Morgan County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

MARTIN, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Martin, 2 day old child of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Martin, of Clay Street, Louisa, died Nov 15 and was taken to Milton, WV where interment was made in the Martin Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

MEADE, P. P.
Paintsville, KY, Nov 25—Dr. P. P. Meade, 56, prominent physician and business man of this city, died Friday morning at his home here of high blood pressure. Dr. Meade was prominent in fraternal circles being a member of the Masonic order. For 30 years he was a practicing physician and was known throughout the Sandy valley. He is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. Proctor Evans, of Lynch, KY and Dr. Walter Meade of Cincinnati, OH. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Dr. Lloyd Meade, of Paintsville, Dr. Joe Meade, of Offutt, KY, and Dr. Walter Meade of Indianapolis, IN and by 4 sisters, Mrs. Ben Conley of Flat Gap, Mrs. George W. Butcher of Offutt, Mrs. Chester Riley of Huntington and Mrs. Henry West of Ashland. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday with Rev. John Prater and Rev. Thomas B. Ashley in charge. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

MULLINS, Clyde
Clyde Mullins, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Ransom Mullins of Potters, died last week following a long illness. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

MUSICK, Harry
Pikeville, KY, Nov 11—Harry Music, 30 years old, a miner, is dead and Ed Boggs is in a hospital here, shot through the right lung, as the result of a pistol battle with Akie Brown, 18, late yesterday on Buffalo Creek in Floyd County, 18 miles from Pikeville. The three, all of Betsy Layne, KY had attended church in Buffalo prior to the trouble. The fight arose, it is alleged over Brown’s attentions to Musick’s sister and was precipitated by whiskey. Musick opened fire on Brown, it is reported, but did not hit him, and was wounded fatally by Brown. Brown’s father, Will Brown, placed himself between the combatants and in range of their guns in an effort to save their lives, he said here today. Brown had not been arrested late today. He was released recently from the United States Army. Boggs also is a miner. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

O’DELL, Ruby (Pigg)
Mrs. Ruby Pigg O’Dell, 37, wife of William O’Dell and a daughter of Lindsay E. and Rebecca Pigg, of this county, died Oct 18, at the her home in Lancaster, OH. Her body was brought and taken to Busseyville, where funeral services were conducted in the Busseyville Church by Rev. Sylvester Ball. Interment was made in the Pigg Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, mother, 3 sisters, Mrs. Staunton Miller of Charley, Mrs. O. L. Roy and Mrs. B. McComas of Huntington and one brother, Milt Pigg of Busseyville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

OSBORN, Harrison
Prestonsburg, KY, Nov 8—From Floyd County Times—For the third time within the past 10 months, a Prestonsburg man was shot to death here as the result of the whiskey traffic. The latest victim is Harrison Osborn, who was shot to death Friday night, shortly before the Times went to press, on the county  bridge connecting Prestonsburg with the railroad station across the river. His alleged slayer is Johnny Nelson, 18 years old, of Town Branch. That whiskey was directly responsible for the slaying is evidenced by stories related by a number of persons. Earlier in the evening, both the slayer and his victim were seen on the streets, showing the effects of intoxicants. One rumor says the men became engaged in an argument, the shooting following. Five bullets from a 32-20 calibre revolver pierced Osborn’s body. Two bullets pierced the left side of his chest, his right thigh was shattered by 2 other shots, and the fifth bullet passed through the lower abdomen. The wounded man was rushed to the office of Dr. O. T. Stephens, where he died within 15 minutes without making any statement. The victim was about 26 years old and was the son of Cal Osborn, of this place. He is survived by his parents and by his widow and baby. Osborn’s slayer is the son of Sambo Nelson. A few months ago, within 2 weeks, Chief of Police John Hunley and his deputy, George Horn, were shot to death here by drunken men. Jay Slone, one of the trio who shot Mr. Hunley to death, remains uncaptured. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

OSBORN, Julia
Mrs. Julia Osborn, 65, widow of the late Buck Osborn, passed away at her home at the forks of Beaver Creek, near Martin, Floyd County on Monday of last week. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adams Martin, pioneer residents of Floyd County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

PERRY, Mrs. L.F.
Mrs. L.F. Perry, daughter of App Maynard, of Genoa, WV died Oct 20, of cancer. Big Sandy  News, Nov 1, 1929

PHILLIPS, Mrs. W. T.
Pikeville, KY, Nov 9—the funeral of Mrs. W. T. Phillips, 66, who died at the Methodist hospital here Wednesday night was held at the Christian Church Friday afternoon. Rev. B. M. Hale, officiating. She was formerly Miss Nancy Deskins and was the daughter of Jack Deskins of Kemper, KY, who until his death a few years ago was one of this county’s most influential citizens. Her husband served a term as county court clerk here several years ago, then they lived for a time at Verona, KY.  She is survived by her husband, by one son, Corbett Phillips and by 3 daughters, Mrs. A. F. Childers and Mrs. W.  K. Elliott, Pikeville, and Mrs. J. M. Coleman, Shelbiana. Three brothers surviving are James F. Deskins, Pikeville, Heenon Deskins, Williamson, WV, and tom Deskins, Meta. Sisters surviving are Mrs. Rebecca Moore, Williamson, and Cora Fields, McVeigh. Her half brother, Rush M. Deskins is a minister in Chicago and Ira C. Deskins is with the Business Men’s Association, Pikeville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

PRATER, Thomas S.
Thomas S. Prater, 82, a native of West Liberty, died at King’s Chapel, KY, Oct 25, His wife was Miss Nancy Prater, of Magoffin County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

QUEEN, Cora
Mrs. Cora Queen, 37, wife of App Queen of Stiltner, Wayne County, WV died in a Huntington hospital, Sunday. Deceased was a daughter of Alvin C. Parsons of Marigold, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

REMMELE, Susan
Mrs. Susan Remmele, 87, mother of William Remmele, of Louisa, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Huff in Huntington last Friday. She had been acutely ill for 10 days, but death ended a semi-invalidism which began with a fall 3 years ago. Mrs. Remmele was born in Culpepper, VA, to Christian F. Remmele. They moved to Huntington in 1873 and Mr. Remmele operated a bakery there until his death in 1893. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church there. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. H. L. Huff, of Huntington, and Mrs. Helen Carter, of Ashland, KY and 2 sons, William Remmele of Louisa and Charles C. Remmele, retired merchant of Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

RUNYON, Mrs. Vicie
Mrs. Vicie Runyon, 39, wife of Floyd Runyon, of Turkey Creek, Pike County, died last week of typhoid fever. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

STAPLETON, Samuel
Paintsville, KY, Nov 6—Samuel Stapleton, Sr., 72 years old, County Attorney of Johnson County, died at his home here today. He had served four terms as County Attorney, one as Sheriff and had been postmaster. He was well known throughout the Tenth Congressional District as a leader in the Republican Party. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

Paintsville, KY, Nov 14—From the Paintsville Herald—As was announced last week, Sam Stapleton passed away on Wednesday afternoon Nov 6. His funeral conducted on Friday afternoon, Nov 8, was attended by friends and admirers from near and far and by the citizenry of Paintsville and of the county generally and was held under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge of this city, of which he was a member. It was the most largely attended funeral in Paintsville since the demise of Col. John C. C. Mayo, who was the city and county’s most cherished citizen. The services were conducted in the Mayo Memorial Church by Rev. H. B. Conley of the Freewill Baptist church and a life long friend of the deceased. Rev. Conley was also in charge of the services at the grave. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

STEPHENS, Elizabeth
Miss Elizabeth Stephens, 15 year old daughter of the late Frank Stephens and Mrs. Stephens, of West Prestonsburg, died in a Paintsville hospital Nov 5, of typhoid fever. Her father was burned to death a few years ago. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

TACKETT, Enoch
Enoch Tackett, 80, a farmer living at Hartley, Pike County, was found dead in his barn Sunday. He was a member of one of the most prominent member of Pike County, who are well known for ownership of mills in that section. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

TACKETT, George Washington
George Washington Tackett, 105 years old, herb and root doctor, who has sold home remedies in Boyd County and cities in the tri-state region form more than a half century died at his home at Catlettsburg Monday afternoon. His long life ended at the home of his son, G. W. Tackett, Jr. 73 years old, Front Street, after a 2 year illness incident to his advanced age. Mr. Tackett, who continued in excellent health until a few years ago, personally canvassed hundred of home in Huntington, Ceredo, Kenova, Catlettsburg, Ashland, Ironton, and Portsmouth selling a medicine formula, which he was said to have concocted himself from roots, barks, or certain trees and other herbs gathered from the mountains of Kentucky. Born on what is now known as Hoods Creek, Boyd County, in 1824, Mr. Tackett spent his entire life in eastern Kentucky. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

THOMPSON, Granville
Granville Thompson, 89, father of Hon. Carmi A. Thompson, prominent Ohio politician and business man, died Sunday in Fort Gay where he resided with his sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Bartram. A cold contracted on Monday of last week developed into pneumonia causing his death Sunday morning. Born on a farm near Fort Gay in 1840, a son of Johnson and Sarah Akers Thompson, Mr. Thompson resided in and near Fort Gay until his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Compton, when they removed to a farm near Ironton, OH. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson later moved to Ironton, where they resided until Mrs. Thompson’s death. He came back to Fort Gay only a few months ago. Funeral services were conducted in the Fort Gay M.  E. Church Wednesday morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Campbell. His body was then taken to Ironton, where brief services were conducted and interment made in the Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Ironton M. E. Church and the Ironton Chapter I.O.O. F. Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Bartram of Fort Gay, and 4 sons, Hon. Carmi A. Thompson of Cleveland, OH, Oscar Thompson, of Columbus, OH, Howard Thompson, of Indiana and Charles Thompson, captain of a  U.S. battleship in China. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

UNDERWOOD, Alice
Mrs. Alice Underwood, 64, wife of James E. Cunningham of Wesleyville, Carter County died Oct 31. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

WILSON, Charles Ramey
Charles Ramey Wilson, 72, Louisa grocery store proprietor, and formerly a merchant of Wayne County, WV died  suddenly at his home here last Friday of hardening of the arteries. Born on Bromley Ridge, Wayne County, WV, in 1857, Mr. Wilson conducted a general merchandise store there for a number of years, later moving to Fort Gay, where he conducted a store for 5 years. Seven years ago he moved to Louisa and has operated a store on Rice Street. A devout Christian, Mr. Wilson was a regular attendant at the Baptist Church services and attended prayer meeting there Wednesday evening, where he led the song services. He became suddenly ill the next day, succumbing Friday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Baptist Church at the forks of Big Hurricane, Wayne County. Rev. B. S. Akers and Rev. J. S. Hardin officiating. Interment was made in the Christian cemetery. Pallbearers were G. J. Carter, Proctor Lyon, H. K. Moore, W. S. Boggs, Robert Dixon and J. L. Moore. Surviving are his wife and 5 children, S.S. Wilson, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ora Frazier, Wayne, WV, Mrs. Tom Frazier, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. E. K. Belcher, Prichard, WV, and Mrs. C. Lycan, Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 15, 1929

WALTERS, Sim W.
Sim W. Walters, 77, a native of Coal Run, Pike County died at the home of his son, T. F. Walters, Louisa merchant, here last Saturday, succumbing to heart dropsy from which he had been a sufferer for more than 2 years. Interment was made Sunday in the Hall Cemetery at Smokey Valley. Deceased was a member of a M. E. Church South in Pike County. Mr. Walters had resided with his son here since 1927. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 29, 1929

WILSON, David
David Wilson, 68, a native of Fort Gay, died on Thursday of last week at his home near Kenova. Mr. Wilson was born at Fort Gay and resided in Wayne County all his life. His wife was the former Mary Ellen Vinson, daughter of Lafayette Vinson, also of Wayne County. Surviving are 13 children and 24 grandchildren and the widow. Children are Mrs. James Clark, Mrs. E. R. Malcom, E. B. Wilson, Mrs. J. Miller Jackson, Mrs. Clara Terrill, W. D. Wilson, Mrs. Fred Fritz, Misses Rachel, Tudelle and Virginia Wilson, all of Huntington, Mrs. P.E. Stinson of Williamson, Mrs. w. F. Davis of Foxburg, PA and 3 sisters, Mrs. Kizzie Wellman, Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler and Mrs. Rebecca Townsell. Mr. Wilson had been a member of the Central Christian Church of Huntington and the Z. T. Vinson Bible Class for many years. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

WORKMAN, L. H.
L. H. Workman, conductor on trains 27 and 28, on the old line of the N & W between Williamson and Kenova died Tuesday night in Portsmouth a victim of pneumonia and tuberculosis. Mr. Workman was 52 years old. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 1, 1929

YORK, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah York, of Kermit, died Nov 9, after an illness of 6 months. Surviving are the husband, and the following children: Mrs. Fred Small, Middle Burning Creek, WV, Julius York, Chattaroy, WV, Tom York and Grant York, of Kermit, Mrs. Walter Ratcliff, Naugatuck, and Miss Shirley York, at home. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 22, 1929

YOUNG, Isaac
Isaac Yong, 42, farmer, of near Charley, this county, died Saturday of high blood pressure. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. A. Hays and interment was made in the Bevins Cemetery. Surviving are his widow and 10 children. Elmer Young, of  Red Jacket, WV, and Mrs. Ben Mullett, of Betsy Layne are 2o of the children. Dock Young of Van Lear, is a brother of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Nov 8, 1929

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DECEMBER

Note: No paper issued for week of Dec 27, 1929 because the newspaper office was in the process of moving to new building.

ADKINS, Caroline
Caroline Adkins, well known Wayne County lady, died Dec 2 a the home of her son, William Adkins on Lower Beech Fork, Wayne County, WV. Death dwas due to paralysis. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

ADKINS, Malcolm
Malcolm Adkins, formerly of Wolf Pen, Wayne County, WV died at his home in Logan County, Dec 4. Mrs. Ella Frazier, of Stiltner, is a sister of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

BALL, Louisa (McKinster)
Mrs. Louisa McKinster Ball, 84, a native of Lawrence county, died at the home of her half sister, Mrs. John Justice, of Grayson last week. Mrs. Ball was twice married, first to Robert Meade, of this county, and after his death to Green Ball, also of this county. Mr. Ball died 4 years ago. There were no children to either union. Funeral services were held at Grayson, conducted by Rev. William A. Hopson, pastor of the Grayson Methodist Church. Burial was made in the Grayson Cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

BARTRAM, Mary
Mrs. Mary Bartram, 84, mother of Freelin Bartram of Fort Gay, died at the home of her son, W. M. Bartram, in Kenova last Thursday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Greenbrier Baptist Church at Echo and burial made in the Greenbrier Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Enoch Bartram; 2 daughters, Mrs. S. W. Ferguson, of Franklin Furnace, OH and Mrs. Rebecca McCroskey of Meredian, OK and by 8 sons, W. M. and Laban of Kenova, Freelin, of Fort Gay, J. W. and George of Coyle, OK, Enoch of California, and Bert and Bernard, of Nolan, WV. In addition are 62 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

BOOTON, Fanny (Hatten)
Mrs. Fanny Booton, formerly of Buchanan, this county, and mother of George P. Archer, Prestonsburg banker, succumbed Nov 27 at her home in Lamar, MO a victim in her 84th year to pneumonia. News of her serious illness reached relatives here several days ago and Mr. and Mrs. Archer, of Prestonsburg, left for Lamar to be at her bedside. Her husband died last year. Miss Fanny Hatten before her marriage and a native of Buchanan, Lawrence County, Mrs. Booton was widely related, and was loved by all who knew her for her Christian character and womanly traits. She lived in Prestonsburg for a number of years, but moved to Missouri more than 20 years ago. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church. Besides her son, Mrs. Booton is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. B. Diamond of Lamar. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

BORDERS, Anderson
Anderson Borders, an aged citizen of Ulysses, died at his home last Friday night after a brief illness. He was found dead in bed Saturday morning, having passed peacefully away during the night. Surviving are 4 sons, 4 daughters, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Burns Conley, and burial was made in the family cemetery beside his wife. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

BURKE, Green
Pikeville, KY, Dec 9—“Uncle” Green Burke, 92, a Union veteran of the Civil War and the father of 24 children, died at his home near Virgie Thanksgiving. He was married 4 times. His first wife was Lorraine Hall and 7 children by this marriage survive him. His second wife was Hallie Bentley and but one child of this union survives. After the death of his second wife, Mr. Burke married Louise Osborn and his fourth wife was Lucretia Tackett. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

CLARK, Luther
Luther Clark, son of Millard Clark, formerly of Wayne County, WV, was hit and killed by the passenger train at Big Creek, Logan County, Thursday of last week. The train crew picked him up and took him to the Logan undertakers and he was not identified till late in the evening, as his father was working the mines at the time of the accident. His mother and small brothers died a few years ago. He is survived by his father, Millard Clark, 3 sisters, Mary, Ahloe and Glennis. Burial was made in the Dial Cemetery on Four Mile in Wayne County. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

COLE, S. P.
S. P. Cole, son of Park Cole, of Fort Gay, WV died of cancer at his home in Holden, MO Dec 1. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virgin Mary Cole, who is a daughter of Rev. Solomon Crabtree, of near Fort Gay, also by one son, 4 daughters, and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

CONLEY, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Conley of Salyersville, a native of Breathitt County, died last Thursday in an Ashland hospital. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Olvier of Naples, KY, 4 sisters, Mrs. Vina Wirman, Mrs. Sarah Wirman, Mrs. Francis Shepherd, and Mrs. Lizzie McCartle, 2 brothers, Cleve and Kelly Oliver, 11 children, Mrs. Frosty Talbert, Mrs. W. Allen, Miss Ada Conley, Mrs. rose Mullins, Mrs. Maggie Hix, of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Isabel Henry of Columbus, OH, Gabo Conley, Kelly Conley, Walter Conley, Ida and Johnnie Vanderpool. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

COOKSEY, Lindsay Mae
Lindsay Mae Cooksey, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay M. Cooksey, of Fallsburg, died Dec 16 and was buried Monday in the Fallsburg cemetery. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

COOPER, Rev. Wayne W.
Rev. Wayne W. Cooper, 71, prominent citizen of Magoffin County, died at his home in Salyersville Nov 23. Mr. Cooper was a son of the late A. P. Cooper of Magoffin County and had long been prominent in the affairs of the county where he was recognized as a leading citizen. He was a member of the Christian Church and had long been a minister of that organization. For many years, he was a teacher of the Women’s Bible Class of the Christian Church at Salyersville. Besides his widow, Rev. Cooper is survived by 3 sons, Ralph Cooper of Salyersville, Cyrus Cooper, manager of the Federal Public Utilities Company of Pikeville and Harry Cooper who is in the U.S. Army; one brother J. H. Cooper of Paintsville, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Wheeler of Paintsville, Miss Allie Cooper and Mrs. Floyd Hale, both of Leatha, KY. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church of Salyersville and was largely attended. Relatives of the family from Louisa, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Williamson, WV were in attendance. Funeral services were in charge of the Rev. Row of the Christian Church and burial followed in Blue Grass Cemetery  on the heights overlooking Salyersville. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

COPLEY, Elbert
SMITH, L. C.
Elbert Copley, 21, of Warfield, Martin County, and L. C. Smith, 23, of Erling, WV are believed to have been drowned at Ravenswood, WV last week when they jumped from a moving train bearing them to the state penitentiary, to which they had been sentenced by the Logan circuit court. Copley was sentenced to serve 7 years and Smith 5 years for stealing copper wire. As the train baring them and40 other convicts to the penitentiary, passed over Sand Creek, near Ravenswood, Copley and Smith, handcuffed together, suddenly arose and jumped out an open window. A search for them proved fruitless and officers believed that they drowned in Sand Creek which was swollen by backwater from the Ohio River. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

CROCKETT, George
By late Wednesday afternoon a posse of 25 county officers, state police and citizens who had been searching through Wayne County since Sunday, had failed to capture Chancellor Ferguson, 22, of near Wayne, charged with the brutal murder and robbery of George Crockett, 72 year old hermit, of One Mile Creek, 3 miles from Wayne. The aged man’s body, with an ugly shotgun wound in the back, was discovered shortly before noon Sunday morning by relatives who had gone to Crockett’s little farm, 3 miles east of Wayne, to pay him a Sunday morning visit. The body of the recluse was found lying face down a the corner of a barn, a short distance from his home. An empty 16 gauge shot gun shell and the footprints of the slayer gave officers first clues.

The warrant for the arrest of Ferguson was sworn out by Prosecuting Attorney  Jess Hammock after 3 Wayne County youths, taken into custody for questioning, told of the suspicious actions of the young farmer, who was later named as the slayer in the warrant and his spending money freely, while the four were in Huntington Saturday night. Relatives of Crockett told authorities that he always carried a small amount of money. Sheriff M. E. Ketchum said that robbery was evidently the motive for the murder. The alleged slayer and the 3 youths questioned by Prosecuting Attorney Jess Hammock went to Huntington Saturday night, and Ferguson is said to have spent freely to entertain his 3 friends while in the city. They later returned to Wayne County, Ferguson spent the night in a barn, the three youths said. After this his whereabouts are not known but it is believed that he went to Kenova and sought refuge in the hill section south of there.

Approximately 25 officers, deputy sheriffs, constables, state police, and private citizens, who joined the posse to effect the youth’s capture, worked throughout Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Late Wednesday they were concentrating their efforts in the hill section of Kenova and the sparcely settled district between Ceredo and Lavalette. A description of a money belt, which the old man carried, was given to authorities, who learned from the 3 youths who had been in company with the young farmer that they had seen their companion have one of similar description during Saturday night and Sunday morning. The accused slayer is a son of Cleveland Ferguson, who resides on One Mile Creek, near the scene of the murder. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

DAVIS, Mary C.
Mrs. Mary C. Davis, 77, wife of Robert Davis, hardware merchant of Grayson, died of paralysis last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

EVANS, H.J.
H. J. Evans, 61, prominent citizen of Kermit, WV, died Sunday at his home after an extended illness of heart trouble culminated by pneumonia. He was a son of James and Polly Evans who years ago operated a general store a short distance below Naugatuck. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

FANNIN, Mrs. John D.
Elk Fork, KY—The death angel visited the home of John D. Fannin and took from him his loving wife last Friday night. She had been sick for a long time. She leaves beside a husband 7 girls and 3 boys to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

GALLIHER, Malinda
Mrs. Malinda Galliher, 84, a native of Floyd County, did last week at the home of her son, Joe Galliher, in Ashland. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

GOBLE, Green
Green Goble, 58, member of a pioneer Catlettsburg family, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Merritt Magann  in Catlettsburg Sunday morning following a stroke of paralysis suffered a week ago. Mr. Goble, who was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mont Goble, had been an invalid for a number of years. Mr. Goble was a graduate of Notre Dame University, and had attended PePauw University. He is a brother of Mont J. Goble, one of the executive officers in the Fifth-Third National Bank, Cincinnati, who with 3 sisters, Mrs. Magann, Mrs.  Gus Wellman of Pittsburgh, PA and Mrs. J. J. Burgess of Kansas City, MO, survive. Funeral services were held at the Magann residence with Rev. A. O. Price, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Catlettsburg of which Mr. Goble was a member, officiating. Interment took place in the Goble family plot of the Ashland Cemetery. Pallbearers at the funeral were J. C. Hogan, L. J. Frazier, Charles E. Rous, W. C. Harper, Ed Bruns and Senator George B. Martin. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

GULLETT, J.M.
J. M. Gullett, widely known citizen of Seitz, Magoffin County, died Nov 19. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

HALE, Fredys
Miss Fredys Hale, 23, of Wayne, WV, died last week in a Logan hospital where she was in training. Surviving are her father, R. M. Hale and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

HALL, Will
Pikeville, KY, Dec 9—Will Hall, 34 year old veteran of the World War, was killed at Yeager, KY near here, Sunday night as the result of what authorities learned was the accidental discharge of a shot gun carried by his brother in law, Fred Coleman. Hall, his 13 year old son and Coleman were hunting near their homes when the accident occurred. The gun was discharged when Coleman stumbled over a grape vine. The full charge of the shell struck Hall in the right side. He died a few minutes later. Hall is survived by his widow and 4 children. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

HATCHER, John
John Hatcher, 74, widely known citizen of Pike County and a brother of Col. James M. Hatcher, wealthy coal operator of Big Shoals, died of pneumonia at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. J. Moore, in Pikeville last week. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

HOLBROOK, Sarah (Sparks)
Mrs. Sarah Sparks Holbrook, 60, wife of P. P. Holbrook, of Skaggs, died at her home Nov 30, after a several months’ illness. Mrs. Holbrook was a daughter of Nelson and Serilda Holbrook Sparks and was born in Elliott County. She was a devout member of the New Regular Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted at the home Nov 31, Rev. Phillip Skaggs officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the mouth of Keaton. Surviving are her husband and children: Mrs. Minnie Jayne of Flat Gap, Mrs. Carrie Skaggs of Fleming, KY, Mrs. Greta Dobbins, of Martha, Dr. J. A. Sparks of Ashland is a brother of the deceased. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

HOLTON, James
James Holton, 60, formerly a prominent rural school teacher of near Blaine, this county, died recently at his home in Texas, according to word received by relatives in this county. For many years Mr. Holton was one of Lawrence County’s most successful rural school teachers, and resided in the Blaine section. He married Miss Eva Gambill, daughter of the late H. H. Gambill, of Blaine, who survives him. Mrs. Dock Jordan of Louisa, is a cousin of the deceased. Mr. Holton moved to Texas a number of years ago and operated a chain of moving picture theatres.  Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

KITCHEN, G. W.
G. W. Kitchen, 55, a native of Lawrence County, died at his home in Huntington, WV Nov 27, after an illness of 2 years. He moved to Huntington from Orr, this county, about 4 years ago. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Orr. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6,1929

LYCAN, Clifford
Clifford Lycan, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lycan, was instantly killed by the discharge of his shotgun last Saturday while hunting rabbits near the home of his grandfather, John Lycan, of Ferguson, Wayne County, WV. This was the verdict of Magistrate Boyd Adkins who conducted an inquest over the remains of the youthful Nimrod. Clifford started hunting a little before noon Saturday. He was armed with a 12 gauge single barrel shot gun and was accompanied by a beagle hound. At 6 o’clock he had not returned and his grandfather went to the hills to find him. As he approached a rail fence on a ridge some distance from the farm house he was the beagle bounding toward him. the dog whined and tugged at the man’s clothes. Mr. Lycan followed him 100 yards to the point where lay the body of the young master. The story of the tragedy as read from the surrounding evidence, is that the lad was climbing the fence when the top rail broke. In the fall the trigger caught on the rail below and the gun discharged, emptying its contents directly into the boy’s heart. The charge left a gaping wound, 2 inches in diameter, in the side of the victim. The faithful hound had stood guard over the body for 5 or 6 hours, the elapsed time being estimated by the distance between the house and the scene of the accident. Sheriff M. E. Ketchum, of Wayne accompanied Squire Adkins to Ferguson for the official investigation of the tragedy. W. M. Lycan, father of the boy is a coal miner, employed at Davy, WV. The boy had for some time been at the home of his grandfather. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

LYONS, Ira
A dispute over 2 dollars given to one by the other to buy liquor resulted in the stabbing to death of Ira Lyons, 20, by Bill Adkins, 17, shortly after the adjournment of church services at Myrtles Chapel at Five Forks late Wednesday night. Stabbed in the abdomen by a knife which severed the artery leading to the liver, Lyons died 20 minutes later at the home of Luther Robinett. Adkins is in jail here. The killing took place about 10 o’clock midway down the road from Myrtles Chapel to the Mayo trail at Five Forks, 3 miles north of Louisa. According to information gathered by members of a posse which arrested Adkins early Thursday morning, Lyons had given Adkins, $2.00 several days ago with which to buy liquor. The met in the road leading from the church as Adkins was escorting 2 young ladies to their home. Lyons is said to have called Adkins to one side and reminded him of the agreement. Adkins, it is said, answered that he had not been able to procure the liquor and not having the money with him, would repay it later.

Lyons insisted that he return the money then, whereupon Adkins again averred that he did not have it and held out his arms, permitting Lyons to search him. An instant later Lyons had completed the search and stepped back. Adkins is said to have drawn his knife and stabbed him in the abdomen. Leaving Lyons in the road where he fell, Adkins preceded down the road, overtook the girls, escorted them to their homes, and repaired to his home, where a posse of 11 men headed by Sheriff Phil Preece, arrested him shortly after midnight Thursday morning. Claude Saulters, a boy about 12 years old, is said to have been the only eye witness to the killing, although several others, who were returning from church, were close by. Lyons was carried to the home of Luther Robinett nearby, where he expired 20 minutes later. His body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here to be prepared for burial. An examination of the body Thursday morning disclosed a gash about 3 inches long in the abdomen and that the knife had severed the artery running to the liver.

Lyons is a son of Harve Lyons, who recently moved from Hicksville to Chillicothe, OH. He had returned to this county a few days ago to visit relatives. Adkins is a son of Glover Adkins who lives on the ridge between Five Forks and Potter. He is 17 years old and small for his age, weighing not more than 120 pounds, it is estimated. Adkins waived examining trial Thursday morning, did not ask bond and was remanded to jail to await the action of the next grand jury. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

Funeral services for Ira Lyons, 20, who was fatally stabbed by Bill Adkins at Myrtles Chapel, Dec 4 were held at the home of Mrs. James Hughes at Yatesville Saturday with Rev. Rolan Hutchinson officiating. Interment was made in the Hughes Cemetery near Yatesville Sunday  evening. Lyons was reared at Hicksville, but moved with his father to Chillicothe, OH about 3 years ago. Surviving are his father, Harve Lyons, step mother, 2 sisters and one brother. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

MARSHALL, Hargis
Garrett, KY, Dec 16—Hargis Marshall, 25, was instantly killed on Friday, last week, when crushed beneath a slate fall of several tons in the mine of the Standard Elkhorn Coal Company at Garrett. A report says that fellow-miners were several hours recovering the body and that it was necessary to blast the thick sheet of slate beneath which Marshall was buried. The body was taken to Royalton, Magoffin County, home of the victim for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

MAYNARD, Armilda (Merritt)
Mrs. Armilda Merritt Maynard, 49, a native of Krashville, Wayne County, WV, died Dec 4 at her home in Kenova. She is survived by the following: her husband, Charley Maynard, her aged mother, Mrs. Eskaline Merritt, who makes her home with a daughter on Lick Creek; 3 sisters, Mrs. Martha Skeans of Henlawson, Mrs. Bertha Hale of Lick Creek, Mrs. Georgia Miller of Logan County; 4 brothers, Hugh Merritt of Lick Creek, Albert and Edward Merritt of Henlawson and Alvin Merritt of Stiltner. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

MEADE, Barbara
Mrs. Barbara Meade, 48, died at her home at Pinson Fork, KY last week of pneumonia and was buried at Glenhayes, WV Monday. She is survived by her husband, A. W. Meade, 5 daughters Mrs. J. W. Marcum, of Dunlow, Mrs. Clyde Bennett, Miss Marie Meade and Mrs. M. O. Damron of Pinson Fork, and Mrs. James Marcum of Red Jacket and 4 sons Spencer, Noah, Glenn and Walter Meade of Pinson Fork. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

MEADE, Riley
Riley Meade, of Naugatuck, was run over and fatally injured by an N & W train last week. The child was walking on the track when struck. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

MEEK, A. C.
A. C. Meek, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Meek, of near Busseyville, died on Wednesday of last week in a hospital at Ashville, NC succumbing to the effects of being gassed in the World War. He had been an invalid for a number of years. His body was shipped to Louisa and taken to the home of his parents near Busseyville, where funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. Ward pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, South, officiating. The American Legion and the Masonic order had charge of the burial which was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are the wife, parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

MIDDAUGH, George C.
George Craig Middaugh, formerly an attorney at Paintsville, died Oct 31 in a hospital in Florida, and his remains were shipped to Auxier, KY where interment was made Nov 4. Mr. Middaugh moved to Florida several years ago. Besides his widow he is survived by one son, Fred Middaugh, of Auxier, and one daughter, Mrs. D. H. Farley, of Logan, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

MOORE, Albert
Albert Moore, 50, a son of the late Wesley Moore, of Ledocio, this county, was killed Tuesday by an explosion in a plant at Columbus, OH, where he worked according to a telegram received by relatives in this county Wednesday. The telegram did not give any particulars of the tragedy, Mr. Moore moved from Ledocio to Columbus about 5 years ago. Funeral services and burial will take place at Columbus Saturday afternoon. Besides his wife and children, he is survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters: Dr. J.O. Moore, Ledocio, Rev. A. L. Moore, Kenova, Rev. C. W. Moore, Ellen, Thomas Moore, Ledocio, Mrs. Scott Thompson, Ledocio, Mrs. Davis Spencer, Charley and Mrs. Cynthia Cramer of Twin Branch, WV. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

O’BRIAN, Ed
Catlettsburg, KY, Dec 16—Ed O’Brian, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Brian, of near Catlettsburg, died in an Ashland hospital today from a shot gun wound received Saturday while hunting near his home, 4 miles south of Catlettsburg. The full charge of the shot gun entered his right leg between the knee and hip. He failed to rally from an operation to amputate his leg. The gun discharged when he stepped on it after having laid it on the ground. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

OPPENHEIMER, Silas S.
Silas S. Oppenheimer, 76, for 25 years Paintsville’s leading merchant, was found dead in bed at his home in Paintsville Monday morning by members of the family. Mr. Oppenheimer got up and lit a fire and went back to bed and died almost immediately from a heart attack, it is said. He had been in failing health for several years. Mr. Oppenheimer had extensive real estate holdings in Paintsville, but retired from active business 2 years ago. He is survived by 5 sons, Oscar, Dr. Otto, and Ralph Oppenheimer of Paintsville and George and Rudolph Oppenheimer both of Cincinnati, OH. He is also survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. S. S. Stapleton of Paintsville and Mrs. Will Thomas of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

PERRY, George
George Perry, 10 year old of near Cuzzie was accidently shot and killed by his small brother who is 3 or 4 years old, Nov 12. The children had been playing with an old gun that they thought was no good, when the small brother pulled the trigger and the full charge of shot hit George in the head. He died instantly. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Perry and 2 brothers, Arnold and John. Interment was made in the Raccoon Cemetery near the home of Mrs. Perry’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brinegar. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

PETERS, Levi Raymond
Levi Raymond Peters, of Ashland and a native of Louisa, died suddenly Dec 4, of apoplexy at Martin, where he was employed as a fireman for the Chesapeake & Ohio railway. Mr. Peters, a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Peters, was born and reared in Louisa. He moved to Ashland a number of years ago. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Louisa, and also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Funeral services were held at the home in Ashland Saturday, Rev. Ralph Herring, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Della Peters, one daughter, Rebecca Catherine Peters, 16 years old and one son, Walter Edgar Peters, 8 years old, and by his father, C. B. Peters of Ashland and the following brothers: Basil Peters of Johnson City, TN; Dr. E. A. Peters, of Jersey City, NJ and Jesse L. Peters of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

REYNOLDS, Thomas
Thomas Reynolds, 64, former merchant and logger and for many years postmaster at Coal Run, KY died in the Methodist hospital at Pikeville, Decc 14 after an extended illness. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Stella Balayon of Colfax, CA and one brother, the Rev. M. C. Reynolds, pioneer mountain preacher of Coal Run, KY. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

ROBINETTE, Wilbur
Wilbur Robinette, 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Robinette, of Fort Gay, died Dec 14. Burial was made in the Wellman Cemetery Sunday. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

ROWE, William Epperson
William Epperson Rowe, 67, of Belfry, KY died last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clark Harrison at White Post, Pike County. A paralytic stroke which he suffered while visiting at the home of his daughter was the cause of his death. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

SIMPKINS, Joe
Joe Simpkins, 30 years old, constable of Wayne County, died Wednesday night in a  hospital at Williamson after being wounded Saturday nigh in a gun battle, near Dunlow, at which time Wayne Followay was killed. Funeral services were held in the Wayne Baptist Church Friday afternoon and interment made in Wayne Cemetery. Rev. J. H. Francis of Williamson conducted the funeral and was assisted by Rev. B. R. Lakin of Fort Gay and Rev. A. W. Damron of Wayne. He is survived by his mother and father, Rev. and Mrs. J.  C. Simpkins, 5 sisters, 3 brothers, his wife and a 2 year old daughter. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

SLONE, Douglas
Douglas Slone, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Slone of near Inez, Martin County, died in a Williamson, WV hospital Dec 2 following a difficult surgical operation for a bone infliction. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

SPURLOCK, M. B.
M. B. Spurlock, 50, a native of Wayne County, WV died last week at his home in Huntington. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

STEWART, John Milton
John Milton Stewart, 65, a native of Boyd County, died on Thursday of last week at Mann, WV. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Hampton City Sunday and interment was made in the family cemetery at Garner. Mr. Stewart was born in Boyd County on Aug 29, 1864. He was 65 years old at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Ann Stewart of Lawrence County in the year 1884. To this union there was born 2 children, Mrs. Ed Hatten of Buchanan and Mrs. Pearl Brown of Catlettsburg. His first wife died in 1891. He was later united in marriage to Miss Dooley Johnson. To this union there were born 10 children 7 of whom survive. They are: Charles of Beckley, WV, Raymond of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell of Mann, WV, Ruby and Gertrude of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

TABOR, Hugh
Hugh Tabor, 69, formerly of Camp Creek, Wayne County, WV died Nov 22 in Greensboro, NC, where he went a few weeks ago for the benefit of his health. He was formerly employed as coal inspector for a McDowell County  mining company. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 6, 1929

WRIGHT, Marion
Marion Wright, 73, widely known farmer of the Catt Fork section of this county, died Dec 17 after an extended invalidism of stomach trouble. Funeral services were conducted Thursday and interment made in the Wright Cemetery on Catt. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Casey Wright, and 7 children, Travis Wright, M. L. Wright, Dennie Wright, Lewis Wright, D. Wright, Mrs. Sophia Kitchen and Mrs. Effie Kitchen. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

YORK, Joshua M.
Attorney Joshua M. York, 62, prominent Catlettsburg business man and civic leader, died Dec 7 in a Cincinnati hospital where he had gone a few weeks ago for treatment. Funeral and burial took place in Catlettsburg. During his life Mr. York was a merchant lawyer, real estate dealer and held several public officers in Boyd County. He is survived by his wife, and one son, John York, both of Catlettsburg. A sister, Mrs. Jessie Pryor of Franklin, TN and a brother, Dr. Charles York, of Dayton, KY , also survive. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 13, 1929

YOUNG, Mariah
Mrs. Mariah Young, 52, was fatally injured and her husband, Abraham B. Young of Toledo, OH, formerly of Louisa, was seriously injured at Toledo on Thursday of last week when their automobile was struck by a B & O train. Their granddaughter, Betty Jane Thomas, 2 years old, sustained a broken leg and lacerations. Mrs. Young succumbed to her injuries shortly after being taken to a hospital. The injured man is a brother of Dr. Henry  S. Young and W. W. Young of Louisa and resided here a number of years ago. The fatal accident occurred at a crossing. A west bound locomotive and one car had just cleared the crossing on the first track and it is believed that this train, which stopped a short distance away, obscured Mr. Young’s view. The passenger train hurled the automobile 15 feet into a cinder embankment. Mrs. Young was thrown 50 feet through the windshield. Mr. Young and the baby were also thrown out. Mr. Young is in a hospital seriously hurt but will recover. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Young and W. W. Young of Louisa, attended the funeral of Mrs. Young in Toledo. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Dec 20, 1929

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