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Kenton County Kentucky

Obituaries and Death Notices

Harriet Jane Broaddus
The body of Mrs. Harriet Jane Broaddus, who died Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30 o’clock at her home seven miles from Lexington, on theVersailles pike, was taken yesterday morning on the 8:22 Queen & Crescent train to Independence, Ky., where the funeral services will be held. [Lexington Herald (29 Mar. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Laura Matilda Camnitz
Died, On Sunday, August 11th, of congestion of the brain, Laura Matilda, only daughter of Daniel F. and Maria H. Camnitz, aged 17 months and 18 days.---Cin. Nonpareil. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, August 29, 1850; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Henry Hartwig
The Cincinnati Commercial of Saturday brings the painful news of the drowning of Henry Hartwig. It says: Henry Hartwig, engineer of the Madison packet Louis A. Sherley, fell from the boat as she was touching the wharf at Aurora, yesterday morning at 3 o'clock and was drowned. Efforts are being made to recover the body. Hartwig is from Covington, Ky., and is about 60 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children. His wife is an invalid. It is feared the shock of his sudden taken off will prove fatal to her. The unfortunate man had walked out on the boat's fantail to oil the journals of the shaft, and was thrown into the river by the shock caused by landing at the wharfboat. Efforts to save the man's life were made with all the dispatch possible, but they were of no avail. The body was subsequently recovered, and taken to his late residence in Covington. The parents of the deceased reside near Porter, this county, and it is only two weeks since the Journal announced a visit from the deceased to his aged parents. He was a good man. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) (Thursday, January 29, 1880) Submitted By: Kathy McDaniel]

Henry Hartwig
The late Henry Hartwig, whose death by drowning was announced in the Journal last week, was married in this county June 8, 1848, to Miss Anna S. Irwin, daughter of the late David Irwin, Esq. Mr. Hartwig was born in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, April 23, 1821; came to America with his parents in 1831. His first steamboating was done when 12 years of age, when he went as interpreter for some boatmen taking emigrants to St. Louis. He seems to have kept a complete diary of the boats he was on, and we copy from it a few items, as we find them in the Cincinnati Enquirer. February, 1849, he was first engineer of the steamer Herman, Capt. Summers, Kanawha river. In May, 1860, first engineer of the Allen Collier, Capt. Johnson, Kanawha and Cincinnati packet. From May, 1862 to Nov. 1865, he was in the service of the United States, serving most of the time on the gunboat Eastport, but for fourteen months he had charge, as Chief Engineer, of the Navy Yard at Memphis. In 1875 he was engineer of the U. S. Snagboat S. H. Long. His last boat was the Lewis A. Sherley. The deceased leaves a wife and four grown children, viz: Henry H., Spencer, Julia and Isabella, the last named being a clerk in the Covington post office. Mr. Hartwig also leaves a confortable estate. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) (Thursday, January 29, 1880) Submitted By: Kathy McDaniel]

Gertrude Jarrett
Pocahontas, AR-- Mrs. Gertrude Jarrett, 89, of Lakeside Park, Ky., passed away at her home there, Tuesday, March 19 (1985). She was born Aug. 8, 1895 in Randolph County, (AR) a daughter of the late Henry and Cornelia Winkles Frenken. Her husband, Almus Jarrett preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nada McComb of Lakeside Park, Ky.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. last Saturday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. John Turner officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. [--Pocahontas Star Herald, March 28, 1985; submitted by Freda Roberts]

Jane Johnson
Died in Covington, Ky., Nov. 23d, 1875, after a short illness, Mrs. Jane Johnson, mother of Capt. C. A. Johnson, of our city, in the 79th year of her age. In 1840, she with her husband and children came to the then little village of Covington, and for thirty years lived in the old home where she breathed her last. Here she reared her family of seven children, five of whom stood over her open grave and watched her laid beside the two gone before: here she heard the sad tidings that the husband, who had gone into a Stranger's Land, would never return. God called him far, far away from loving friends: and here with a patience and cheerfulness that distinguished her among her acquaintances, she lived out her years beyond the allotted three score and ten, but to the last day retaining her vigor of intellect. And at the final awful hour, when the voice of the beloved master called, she was ready. She laid her hands on her breast, and as a child sinks into peaceful slumber, so gently, so tenderly, her pure soul went forth into the shadow land. A woman of rare intellectual force--living a life of strict integrity and honor, with a heart responsive to every sorrow of others, no wonder that she was so dearly loved. For her have dropped many tears. For the sons and daugthters, who so tenderly loved her, our hearts go out in sympathy. In her they had not only a mother, but friend and counsellor. To very few is life with its cares and sorrows so cheery and enjoyable as was hers, and to few does death come in such painless guise, and of none can more truly be said: "Here lies a Christian." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 9, 1875; Submitted By: Kathy McDaniel]

Fred Kurtz
Fred Kurtz, a blacksmith, of Covington, was overcome by heat and died almost instantly. [The Breckenridge News (Cloverport, KY) – Wednesday, June 8, 1892; Submitted by Jim Dezotell]

Dr. Ben Laird
Dr. Ben Laird, Covington, died May 5 after a brief illness. [Southern Medical News, 1921]

John Miller
Died in Covington, KY., on the 6th inst., Rev. Dr. John Miller, late principal of the Urbana, M? and Panna Seminary. [[Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, IL) March 20, 1856; Sub by FoFG]

Charles Humphrey Mooar
Born, June 17, 1822, in Hollis, N.H. Son of Gardner and Mary Hardy (Marden) Mooar. Taught in Louisiana, 1848-9, reading law in the meantime; finished study with ex-Governor Morehead, Covington, Ky., in 1849; judge of the Kenton County Quarterly Courts, 1858-62. Married, March 18, 1852, Phoebe Cordelia Flagg of Hanover. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Georgia C. Respess
Society Editor Passes; Miss Georgia Respess, 85
Miss Georgia C. (Pearl) Respess, who was society editor for the Kentucky edition of The Enquirer for 28 years, died yesterday at Holmes Hospital. She was 85 years old. Miss Respess, who resigned because of ill health June 19, 1943, was hospitalized last Tuesday. Known affectionately as "Miss Pearl," she was the confidante of thousands of persons, chronicling the births, marriages and deaths in their families. Miss Respess was the sister of the late Jerome B. Respess, noted owner, breeder and trainer of Kentucky thoroughbreds. His Wintergreen won the Kentucky Derby in 1909. His widow, Mrs. Rena Respess, lives at 7 Cornell Ave., South Fort Mitchell. Survivors inclde a brother, Charles Respess, Coral Gables, Fla., a nephew, Forest Respess, Indianapolis, and three cousins. Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at her home, 221 Wallace Ave., Covington. Burial will be held in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p. m. today at her home. The Allison & Rose funeral home, Covington, is in charge of arrangements. [The Cincinnati Enquirer; October 9, 1953 - Submitted By: Nancy S. Edwards]

W. L. Riddle
COVINGTON, Ky., June 20. – W. L. Riddle, 72 years old, editor of the Boone County Recorder, died suddenly at his home at Burlington, Ky., Sunday. He was an uncle of Judge N. S. Riddle, of Boone county. Mr. Riddle had been editor and proprietor of the Recorder more than 30 years. Besides Judge Riddle he is survived by his widow. [Lexington Herald (21 June 1921) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Michael Sheridan
Mrs. Joseph Hook received a dispatch from Covington, Kentucky today, announcing the death of her brother, Michael Sheridan, aged 67 years. There was a large family of the Sheridans, and there seems to be a fatality about their death. Several of them have died just about two years a part for the past few years. [New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 4 May 1880 p4 c4; Submitted by KT]

Fannie Turner
TURNER – Mrs Fannie, wife of Charles J Turner and dau of Joseph McKenzie, was born in Kenton co, Ky, 29 Sept 1856; was married to Mr Turner, 7 Nov 1876, and died near Brunswick, Chariton co, Mo, 11 Oct 1877. She was a member of the MECS in Ky, but never moved her membership to Mo. She was a true wife, and dearly loved as a step-mother by the children of her husband. – MM Hawkins (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 17 Oct. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)

Arthur Webb
COVINGTON, Ky., May 13. – Arthur Webb, aged seventy-five, dropped dead this morning at his home in Latonia while eating breakfast. He was about to drink some coffee, when other members of the family noticed the old man gasp. The cup fell from his hands and he reeled over lifeless. He was a brother of the late William Webb, for years superintendent of the Latonia race track, and was well known among turfmen. [Lexington Herald (14 May 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ]




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