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Death Notices via Newspaper

 

Morning Herald (10 Aug. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky., Aug. 9. – The funeral of Robert Herndon, who died at Elkton, took place at Hebron, Logan county, with Masonic honors.  Mr. Herndon was 84 years of age, and had suffered considerably during the past year or two with a fractured hip, which was partly the cause of his death. He was an honorary member of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Kentucky, and his funeral was honored with a large attendance of prominent Masons. He is survived by ten children.


Lexington Herald (26 May 1904) transcribed by FoFG MZ

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky., May 25. – Judge Willis L. Reeves, of Elkton, died here at 7 o’clock this morning at the Arcadia Hotel. He was Circuit Judge of the Elkton district for several years, and one of the ablest lawyers in the State. He leaves two children, one of whom was with him at the time of his death.


Lexington Herald (30 May 1905) transcribed by FoFG MZ

ELKTON, Ky., May 29. – C. E. Coburn, an ex-Confederate soldier, died here and was buried in Glenwood cemetery under the auspices of Jefferson Davis Camy, U.C.V. and Ned Meriweather Chapter, U.D.C. He was about seventy years of age and had been in bad health several months. He came to this section about twenty years ago from Georgia.


Lexington Herald (27 May 1909) transcribed by FoFG MZ

ELKTON, Ky., May 26. – Thomas A. Martin, a farmer, 82 years of age, died at his home north of town following a lingering illness, of Bright’s disease and heart trouble. He had been a Mason for 50 years. Seven children survive him.


Lexington Herald (13 May 1904) transcribed by FoFG MZ

ELKTON, Ky., May 12. – Ex-City Judge C. R. Clements died at his home, on Russellville street, this city, this morning at 9:30 o’clock. He was born in Virginia, and was in his seventy-fifth year. He had been confined to his bed several months. His wife died about one year ago, and he leaves a family of ten children. The remains will be interred in Glenwood cemetery, this city, tomorrow, with Masonic honors.


Three Drowned

Elkton, Ky., May 25.—The heaviest rainfall in years visited this section last night, doing great damage to property and crops and resulting in the death of three persons. Mrs. R. A. Morrow, her seven-year-old daughter, and Miss Jennie Craig attempted to cross a swollen branch in a buggy when the vehicle was swept away by the current and all the occupants drowned.  [Fort Worth Morning Register, Published May 26, 1901, submitted by Cathy Danielson]


A Plunge To Death

Three People Drowned by the Capsizing of a Boat.

Louisville, Ky., March 25.—A Special to the Post from Allensville, Ky., says: Marshall Russell, Maria Snoden and Maggie Short were drowned here last night while out riding on a pond, when the boat capsized. One of the girls tried to save herself by clinging on to the boat, but it slipped away from her and she soon went down for the last time. The cries of the drowning people were not heard by anyone, and the news of their plunge to death was not known until late last night, when their families began a search and found the skiff upset. The pond was dragged for the bodies, which were recovered.  [Plain Dealer, Published March 26, 1897, submitted by Cathy Danielson]


A Delayed Telegram

Wrecked Two Lives and Drove a Woman to Suicide 

Elkton, Ky., Dec. 3.—Mrs. Noonie Bartlett Lindsay committed suicide today and brought to an end a life that was ruined by the tardy delivery of a telegram.  A year ago, to spite the man to whom she was engaged, J. J. Friel, she married another man, thinking that she had been forsaken by the man she was to wed. On the day set for the marriage Friel failed to appear, but sent a telegram saying that he was sick. She did not receive it until the next day and that night she married N. N. Lindsay.  The discovery of the delayed telegram by the husband led to a separation and a suit for a divorce.  Rather than go into court and relate her sorrows, the woman swallowed morphine.  [Denver Post, Published December 03, 1898, submitted by Cathy Danielson]


AGED LADY DEAD

Miss Lou Todd, 86 years of age and for sixty years a resident of Lauderdale county, [AL] died last week at the old Wilson place, five miles from Florence. The deceased was from Todd county, Ky and had a wide acquaintance throughout the South

[Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL, December 31, 1903 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

 

 

 

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