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Clark County Newspapers  ( KY) 

Scattered Issues and Scattered Papers.

 Date tells what issue, original can be located on microfilm using date.

Submitted by Kellie Scott


12-24-1879  Old negroe man, George Thornton was knocked off a bridge by a train and killed instantly last Wed.


April 16, 1879


News from adjoining counties

Bourbon Co- Negro William Davis was shot and killed by negroe Charlie Anderson.


May 2, 1877


State News  A suit for 10, 000 dollars brought by a colored woman of Paris against Luke Connelly for killing her husband resulted in a verdict of an award of 1 cent.


July 18, 1907


Will Richardson, a young white man , stabbed and instantly killed John Owens, colored, at Oliver's Store Sunday


1916 & 1917


“Negroe News”  --Body of Mrs. Annie T. Hume, who died in Lexington Feb. 21st, was brought here for burial.  Funeral was at the Broadway Baptist Church, Wed., Feb. 23, by Rev. J.S. Henderson who was assisted by Rev H.C. Baker.  She was a member of that church since it was formed.  She was remembered with many floral tributes.  Miss Ida May Martin of Welch, West Virginia and Mrs. Hager Harris attended from out of town.  Also a nephew, Roy Skinner, of Bluefield, West Virginia.  She leaves 1 daughter, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 1 nephew, 1 aunt and 1 uncle.   Feb 26, 1916


March 4, 1916---  Dynamite explosion at Sloan, about 15 miles our of the city on the Irvine line, Arthur Johnson, colored, died, and Ed Freeman, white, was badly injured.


April 1, 1916  Callie Barnes, negress, was murdered Thursday night by a knife wound.  She was well known because for several years she was the maid at Union Depot in this city.  Her 7 year old girl, Clarasel, was a witness.  Callie was said to be living with Len Boone, suspect in her murder.  The child will probably be claimed by her grandmother who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


April 1, 1916- DEATH  Edward Bush, colored, at his home in Poynterville this week.  “Uncle Ed” was most respected by all.


April 28, 1916- Sidney “ Buck” Webb, a Negro was shot and fatally wounded by Lawrence Hawkins, also a Negro, on Jouetts Creek Sunday.  Hawkins gave himself up, claiming self defense.  Webb died Monday in a Lexington Hospital, but made a statement that Hawkins and Tom Embry had shot him in the back while at church.


April 28, 1916 Claude Lynen, Negro, was found guilty of murder of the policeman Rufus Heagle in the Pendleton Circuit Court.  Sentenced November 21, to life in penitentiary.



 “ There was a block in front of courthouse where the owners of the slaves put up and sold them to the highest bidder, at public outcry.  My father owned 17 slaves but put them free in his will…..


July 7, 1916   Some weeks ago, David Bell, Negro, shot Sid Hooten, Negro in a fight in Hootentown in this county.


August 18, 1916-  Eliza Capps, colored, was adjudged a lunatic before a jury in the county court Monday and was ordered taken to the Lexington asylum.  She was an old slave servant, belonging the late Doctor Martin of Tebbs Station.


August 18, 1916  Hays Mack, colored was shot in the back by Mr. Ward Willis near his place on Clintonville Pike Thursday evening.


September 15, 1916

“Negroe News”  funeral services of James Richard Martyn, 8, who died Tuesday.  His aunt, Sally Martin of Columbus and brother, Paul Smith of Chicago and father Jim Martin of Paris were out of town relatives.


Shocked to learn of the death of the father of Miss Ella Cheeks, our popular and efficient domestic science teacher.


September 29, 1916  John Guest, one of the best colored men in town, was killed and Rucker Taylor, another colored man, was wounded in the leg by Wesley Black, another Negro in a fray in Jack Garner’s stable on Washington St.


November 3, 1916  Ed Small, of Paris, well known colored blacksmith, died in Eastern KY Hospital for the insane in Lexington where he had been for several years.  He was 42.


November 17, 1916  Mrs. Charlotte Hampton who lived with and worked for Mrs. Eliza Croxton, died suddenly last Tues.  Buried in Daniel Grove Cemetery.


December 8, 1916  Elizabeth Buckley, a colored woman of Washington DC is 125 years old, and it is thought she is the oldest person in the world.  She is older than the state of KY.  Washington was president when she was born.


December 15, 1916  The remains of TC Barnes who died Dec 7th in Chicago were brought to Mt. Sterling for burial.  He was the brother of Mrs. “Ma” Jane Barnes of this city.


January 26, 1917  Mary Ellen Rash, 36, a negress, was found dead  on the floor in her home near Thompson Station.  Relatives suspected she was poisoned, so Coroner Thacker has sent her stomach to Lexington for analysis.  She was the wife of Claude Rash.  She leaves a 13 month old child.


Feb 9 , 1917 Eugene, little son of Helen Strode died and was buried from the Becknerville Baptist Church last Tuesday evening.