Morgan County

Obituaries and Death Notices in the News




D. M. Atkinson
West Liberty: D. M. Atkinson, father of Mrs. W. M. Gardner of this place, died at his home in Salyersville Monday morning, the 18th inst., of heart trouble. Burial took place in the family lot in Salyersville cemetery. [Lexington Herald (24 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Grover Barns
Grover Barns died at Cannel City Thursday night of last week. Deceased was not a native of this county and we did not learn where the burial took place. [Lexington Herald (24 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
John Boys
John Boys, a prominent stock trader, of Morgan county, was stabbed in a "blind tiger" on White Oak Creek in that county. He lived several days, but finally died.[The Breckenridge News (Cloverport, KY) - Wednesday, June 8, 1892; Submitted by Jim Dezotell]
Dorothy Brown
Dorothy Brown, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Fisher Brown, died of influenza Monday. The body was buried in the
Mrs. H. B. Brown
West Liberty: Mrs. H. B. Brown, wife of former Sheriff H. B. Brown, died at her home near Williams, Saturday, October 19, of influenza. [Lexington Herald (27 Oct. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Dr. W. G. Carter
WINCHESTER, Ky., April 14. - Dr. W. G. Carter, oldest resident of West Liberty and a pioneer physician of Morgan County, died Saturday at the age of 92 years. He had practiced medicine in Morgan for more than sixty years. Dr. Carter was one of the oldest Masons in Eastern Kentucky, having been initiated into the order nearly sixty years ago. He was the last charter member of Highland Lodge of West Liberty. He was buried with Masonic honors, in the presence of the largest concourse of people ever seen in Morgan County on a similar occasion. [Lexington Herald (15 Apr. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Caskey (infant)
The 8-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Caskey of Neal Valley neighborhood, died of influenza November 14. The remains were buried in the Neal graveyard. [Lexington Herald (24 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Clayton Cassell
HAZARD, Ky., June 28. - Clayton Cassell, 20 years old, of West Liberty, died in a hospital here today as the result of injuries received in a mine motor accident at Hardy Burley, a mining camp, near here on Monday. No details of the accident were received. The body will be taken to West Liberty for burial. [Lexington Herald (29 June 1921) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
J. G. Christle
WEST LIBERTY, Ky., April 24. - The Hon. J. G. Christle, of Ezel, this county, died with dropsy. He was a member of the Constitution Convention. [Lexington Herald (25 Apr. 1905) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Winfred Cox
Word was received here Monday from Marion, Illinois, that Winfred Cox, formerly of West Liberty, who has had pneumonia following influenza, was better and thought to be out of danger. Mrs. Cox and their baby daughter, Elizabeth Craig, both have influenza. [Lexington Herald (18 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Joseph Bohan Greear
Joseph Bohan Greear, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Greear of Greear, was killed at Hazard one day last week while coupling cars. The remains were brought back to Little Caney for internment. [Lexington Herald (24 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
A. B. Hale
A. B. Hale, a highly respected citizen of Pekin neighborhood, died Tuesday afternoon from an obstruction, of the bowels. Mr. Hale had a son, George Hubert, with the American expeditionary forces in France. [Lexington Herald (24 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Frank Hamilton
Frank Hamilton, about 1 years old, son of Deputy U.S. Marshall E. D. Hamilton, died at the home of his father near Dingus, of influenza Monday. [Lexington Herald (18 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Dr. Elkanah K. May
Dr. Elkanah K. May, Maytown, aged 47, died April 2. [Southern Medical News, 1921]
John Wallace Pelfrey, Jr.
A telegram was received here Wednesday evening saying that John Wallace Pelfrey, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Pelfrey, of Florence, had been killed in action or died of wounds in France. He was reported slightly wounded about three weeks ago. [Lexington Herald (18 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Sam Salyer, Jr
West Liberty: Sam Salyer, Jr., about 18 years old, son of the late Alex Salyer, died of influenza near Harbor, Monday. [Lexington Herald (18 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
Martha D. Womack
Mrs. Martha D. Womack received word Monday that her cousin, Mrs. Thomas Wilkerson, had died of influenza at her home in Prestonburg last week. [Lexington Herald (18 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ]