Jacksonville Daily Journal
Wednesday, September 19, 1894
Saturday evening Taylor Fanning started from this city with his wife for his home west of Lynnville. On his way he complained of being ill and give his wife the lines and he laid down in the bottom of the wagon and, as she supposed, went to sleep. Arriving at home he was still quiet, and supposing he had been drinking, she covered him up and left him in the wagon over night, assuming he would be all right in the morning as usual, but when she went to find him she was distressed to see he was dead. He had been somewhat in the habit of drinking and his wife very naturally supposed that that was what ailed him this time. Mr. Fanning was a native of this county and had lived here the greater part of his life. He was married in 1889, and was the father of one child. He was a man quite well to do and lived just at the edge of Scott county where he had a very good farm. The coroner's inquest developed no especial facts in addition to the above.
Submitted by: Ellen Fanning Coulter