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"The True Kentuckian" Paris, Ky; Date December 15, 1880, Page 3; microfilm roll was dated 1880-1882

Adair-In Harrison Co, near Shawhan Station, Dec. 13th, Dr. J. J. Adair, aged about 58 years. Dr. Adair was for some years a popular dentist in Paris, but for some years had resided on his farm on the Bourbon and Harrison line. His wife, a daughter of the late Samuel Ewalt, and several children survive him. Dr. Adair had suffered some time with paralysis.



Sunday Journal Lincoln NE. September 10, 1933, Page 1, col. 2.
Mabel Adair

Meets Death in Journey to "Surprise" Her Mother.
North Platte (AP) Planning a surprise visit her mother in Detroit, Miss
Mabel Adair about 30 years old of Colton, California, was killed in a collision
Saturday. Nine other persons were injured, one seriously, but the
physicians expected then to recover.
After the accident near Herdhey, Neb. spectators pulled a large nail from
a tire on Miss Adair's automobile and supposed that a blowout had caused it
to crash into a car occupied by Lee Geddart and his companions went to a
Sutherland hospital. Miss Anna McSweeney was the most seriously  injured.
With Miss Adair were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harris of Los Angeles who said
she was planning the surprise visit to her mother. They suffered bruises
and cuts and were brought to a hospital here. Authorities were trying tp locate her mother, whose name and addresses the Harris's did not recall.
By Mary Bishop
Mabel Adair is the daughter of Charles T. Adair & Eunice McClure Hendy and
the Granddaughter of Dr. John Jackson Adair & Sallie Ewalt Adair



"The Bourbon News" Paris, Ky. Microfilm 1900-Jan.-June

Tuesday March 6, 1900 Funeral Announcements of Deceased Citizens

Mrs. Sallie Ewalt Adair, aged sixty-seven years, relic of Dr. John J. Adair died at eleven o’clock Friday morning at her home on Mt. Airy Avenue. Mrs. Adair had been ill for many months, but bore her intense suffering bravely and was faithful unto death in her religion and in her devotion to her loved ones. She was a noble Christian woman whose death is regretted by many sympathizing friends. The deceased is survived by seven children- A. P. Adair, Dr. John R. Adair, Charles Adair, and Mrs. Wyatt Thompson, of Bourbon County; Mrs. Robt. Stolworthy, of Cincinnati; W. W. Adair, of Tribune, Kansas, and H. B. Adair, of Kansas City. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at half-past two o’clock by Rev. Dr. Rutherford, at the Second Presbyterian Church, and the remains were placed in the vault in the Paris Cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Messrs. Joseph H. Ewalt, Will P. Ardery, R. F. Adair, Jr., Buckner Bedford, R. M. Collier, and Wm. P. Wornall.



Tuesday April 4, 1916, The Winchester Democrat-Benton/Scobee/Talbott



When the message went out over our city Saturday morning in the dawning of a glorious day spring day, that an honored and beloved citizen, Norval T. Benton, had passed away there was sadness. In the prime of a life which meant a blessing to his home, his friends, his church, he was suddenly stricken, and not with standing the heroic efforts of his attending physicians and loved ones, the soul which had struggled to be free all during the long night of anxious solicitude, winged its flight to the great beyond and to its eternal reward.   

Although Mr. Benton had been complaining for a few days, those who knew him best had no reason to be apprehensive, he rode down to his place of Thursday afternoon for awhile and Friday became suddenly very ill. His death was a great shock.

Mr. Benton was a member of the well known firm of Grubbs & Benton, having been in business with his partner here for nine years. The association of these two men was beautiful and Mr. Grubbs is deeply affected by his loss.

Thirteen years ago Mr. Benton was married to Miss Sallie Scobee, of Montgomery County, who, with four children, Alexander, Jennie Mary, N. T. Jr., and Clay, survive. His parents were well known citizens of Clark but have been dead for a number of years. He was the nephew of Mr. Will Talbott, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Benton's home was one of love, joy, and peace. Their union was a perfect one, they were sweethearts, yea unto the end, when the angel sent from God for his soul was hovering above the couch, and he look up into the beautiful face of his idolized wife and said: "Sweetheart, I am going to leave you." With a last lingering look of affection, he closed his eyes and opened upon the glories of Heaven land.

Mr. Benton was a consistent Christian. He was an officer in the First Presbyterian Church, an honorary member of the W.T.C.U., and also a valued member of the Odd Fellow's Lodge. He was quiet and unobtrusive, never fond of ostentation, preferring meek servitude for his master. He was deeply loved and his going way is a distinct loss in the community.

The esteem to which Mr. Benton was held was attested by the great concourse of sorrowing friends that packed his home and filled his lawn. At the funeral services Sunday afternoon Dr. Cumming paid a tender tribute to the life of the deceased and dwelt with emphasis upon the immortality of the soul and the home in the skies. Masses of exquisite flowers, testimonials of love covered the casket, where slept calmly and peacefully this noble man, who through gone, will still live in the memory of those who knew him.

The services at the grave under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge was beautiful and inspiring. Quite a large number of the W.C.T.U. members attended the funeral and burial. Many out of town people were present.

Mrs. Benton and her children have the sympathy and prayers of countless friends in this hour of sorrow


Richard Biddle

The Lexington Reporter 1824-1826; Monday, Mar 1, 1826; ACF-1789-Reels

From the Paris Citizen April 29
Departed this life, at his residence in Bourbon County, on the 25th instant, Richard Biddle, Esq. High Sheriff of said County. The deceased lived to an advanced age and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.



Paris Daily Enterprise July 16, 1948

Woman Dies of Self Inflilcted Bullet Wound

Mrs Margaret Moore Carr, 25, was found dead this morning in the basement of her home on the Cynthiana pike in Bourbon count, death apparently resulting from a self inflicted bullet wound.

 The woman was found about 11:20 this morning by her husband J C Carr, when he returned after taking a load of livestock to the Paris market.

Carr told authorities he left home about 5:30 this morning to go the the home of his father and in the loading of the livestock and did not return to his home until shortly before noon.

 The man was unable to find his wife in the house and noted the door to the basement was ajar.  He is stated to have gone down the stairs and finding his wife at the foot of the stairs with an automatic rifle lying across her body and with two bullet wounds in her chest. A shoe was off her right foot indicting she had pulled the trigger of the gun with her toe after placing the muzzle of the gun against her body. 

 Time of death was placed at about 7:30 this morning by the county corner , Raymon Turner, the woman apparently dying almost instantly.

No indication as to the casue of the suicide was learned, however it was stated that the woman had been in ill healtlh for some time.

  The body was taken to the Davis Funeral Home where it will remain pending funeral arrangements.

  Beside her husband, Mrs Carr is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs. Emory Moore, a sister Mary Louise Moore and a brother J. W Moore.

Source: Submitted by Jenny Barnes (



Lexington Herald Leader March 21, 1921 - Crutchfield/Crutcher
By the death of Daniel Crutchfield, 55 years old, in the Good Samaritan Hospital Sunday afternoon. local authorities are confronted with a mystery as no one seems to be able to to tell where his home was and little about him.  He came to the hospital about 2 o'clock on the afternoon of March 11 and gave his name as Daniel Crutchfield; gave his father's name as David Crutchfield and his address as 76 Clay Avenue; but investigation showed there was no such address and efforts have been made to locate David Crutchfield.
He was attended while in the hospital by Dr. W.S. Wyatt who said Sunday he was practically totally paralyzed on one side and could only speak in monosyllables.  The doctor said he appeared to be a man who had done considerable labor.  He was  5 feet 7 inches tall, weighed about 175 pounds and had the appearance of being in basic good health.  His hair was scanty and dark with a gray streak in front and had dark brown eyes.
Authorities reported Sunday night that a man who had the bed next to him had said that Crutchfield has a sister in the city and that he was sometimes known as " Jim Crutcher" and that he had sold watermelons with him.



Lexington Democrat April 29, 1902
David Crutchfield , who lived in the county, died at an early hour this morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital, as a result of complication of diseases.  He was in his 56th year.  He leaves a wife and one child.  He was the father of Edward Crutchfield who was killed several months ago in the Phillipines while in the United States Army.  The funeral will take place at the home of his nephew J.S. Stratton 90 West High Street.



Paris True Kentuckian Wed. August 20, 1879

In Centerville yesterday, of paralysis of the stomach, Pierce Drohan, formerly a well-known saloon keeper of this city, he leaves a wife ( nee Jordan) and eight small children.


Edward H. Garrard

The Lexington Reporter 1824-1826; Monday, Mar 1, 1826; ACF-1789-Reels

    Died at the residence of his father Gen. James Garrard, Bourbon Co. Ky. after a lingering illness, Edward H Garrard, aged 18 years, a member of the Senior Class and of the Union Philosophical Society of Transylvania University.

    Resolved, By the Union Philosophical Society, that the members thereof do wear crape on the left arm for the space of thirty day in commemoration of the great friendship and high estimation we have all entertained for the virtues of our brother Edward H. Garrard, and as a testimony of our sincere regret for his early and lamentable death.
    Resolved, That all the absent members of this society are hereby solicited to conform to the Above resolution.
May 1, 1826




Kentuckian Citizen, August 17, 1943 - Mrs. C. P. Goff Dies In Clark County

    Mrs. Mary Evans Goff, 76 years old, formerly of Bourbon County, died Sunday afternoon at her home near Indian Fields, in Clark County.  She had been in failing health for many years and had been seriously ill for several months. 

    Mrs. Goff, a member of a pioneer Kentucky family, was a daughter of the late John and Elsie Bean Evans, and the widow of Caswell P. Goff.  She was a member of the North Middletown Christian Church.

    Survivors include- Daughter: Mrs. George L. Pince, Hinton, VA; Sons: Levi, John E. and Thomas C. Goff, Clark County; Granddaughter: Miss Mary Evelyn Goff, Clark County; Sisters: Mrs. J. N. Mason, Mrs. Anna Cooper and Mrs. C. C. Hadden of Bourbon County; Brothers: State Senator J. O. Evans, Clark County and E. B. Evans Springfield, MO.

    Burial: North Middletown Cemetery, Bourbon County



"The Bourbon News" Paris, Ky. Microfilm 1900-Jan.-June

Tuesday March 6, 1900 Funeral Announcements of Deceased Citizens

Lucien Logan, aged thirty-five, died Sunday morning at Danville of Bright’s Disease. He is survived by his wife and a little daughter. Mrs. Logan was former Miss Anna Croxton , of this city, and is a sister of Harry Croxton of Paris, being a daughter of the late General John T. Croxton.



Kentuckian Citizen

Saturday Nov. 22, 1924

Mr. Oscar W. Miller, aged seventy-seven years, one of the best known and most highly thought of citizens in the community died at his home in East Paris about seven o'clock Wednesday evening, following an illness of many weeks, due to complications which baffled, the skill of the best of medical aid.

Mr. Miller was a native of Bourbon County, having been born in Millersburg, October 16, 1847, a son of the late John A. and Evaline Miller, prominent residents of Millersburg. Practically all of his life was spent in Bourbon County, during his early manhood, he was engaged in farming and for a number or years he was employed in the Post Office department as a rural mail carrier from the Paris Post Office. Several years ago, he was retired under the limit regulation.

Mr. Miller was of the retiring nature, with the highest sense of honor, and an

intense desire to leave to posterity an heritage of unquestioned integrity, loyalty, to his fellowman, a faith, hope, and love for a Christianity which had been the guiding light in his light.

Mr. MilIer was an, uncle of the late Bruce Miller, for many years editor and owner of the Kentuckian-Citizen and a brother of Misses Nannie Miller and Annie T. Miller, who reside with their niece, Mrs. Allie Miler Preston at Ashland. He survived by his widow, Mrs. Tommie Collins Miller, and five daughters, Mrs. George Clayton of Carrolton, Ky.; Mrs. A. C. Rowland, of Paris; Mrs. Bradford Poe, of Lexington; Mrs.: Forrest Buchanan, of Paris, and Miss Nannie Bruce Miller, of Paris. and by twelve :grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the family home in East Paris at 2':30 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. W. E. Ellis, pastor of the Paris Christian: Church, conducting the services.

The interment took place in the family lot in the Paris Cemetery

The Pallbearers were: George A. Harper, Douglas Thomas Sr., Thomas C. Whaley, E. A. Allen, Collins Hall, and T. A. Richards.



Mrs. Miller Dies on 18 Apr 1942

From: Paris Daily Enterprise April 19, 1942

Mrs. Tommie Collins Miller, 80 years old, of 633 Higgins Avenue, Paris, died at her residence after an illness of four years.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the residence, with Rev. Rhodes Thompson officiating and directed by the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.

Survivors are four daughters, Miss Nannie Bruce Miller and Mrs. Forest Buchanan, Mrs. B. C. Cole, of Paris; and Mrs. R. C. Rowland of Bourbon County; one step-daughter, Mrs. George Clayton, of Crab Orchard, Ky.; three nieces, three nephews, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller was a life-long member of the Christian Church.

Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery.



Mrs. Rankin Dies

Funeral Services for Mrs. Phanie (Issaphanie) Rankin age 83, who died today at her home on Main street will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Pickaway church in Robertson County, with the Rev. A. G. Gilliam officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot at Pickaway cemetery.

    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edna (William) Perkins, Paris, and Mrs. Mary (James) May, Robertson Co., one sister, Mrs. Julia (William) Moore, Georgetown; three brothers George and Oliver Linville, Lexington, and Alfred Linville, Georgetown. Mrs. Rankin was a native of Robertson County.

Note: Phanie Linville Rankin was the daughter of James Lewis Linville & Amy Williams of Robertson Co., She was the wife of James William Rankin

Died August 26, 1938, Bourbon County, Ky.

Contributed by Mary Bishop



Tuesday August 23, 1910 The Winchester Democrat - Scobee/Benton

Death of Mr. Scobee

Alexander Scobee, or "Sandy" as was more familiarly Known, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Norvall Benton, in this city Thursday, of the infirmities of old age, in the eighty-fourth year of his age. The remains were buried in the Winchester cemetery Friday afternoon, with services at the grave by Eld. J. W. Harding. He leaves two children a son living in Louisville, and Mrs. Benton, of this city.

During the Civil War he embraced the cause of the South and was a member of Company D. Eighth Kentucky, in Morgan's command. He was highly respected, useful citizen, whose long life was filled with good and useful deeds. 

(Note-The article failed to mention a wife named, Lizzie Scobee. Also the son's name was Samuel Scobee.)



Paris True Kentuckian Wed. August 20, 1879

At  his residence in this city, this morning at 1 o'clock, Mr. Jacob Spears.  The deceased after suffering with very slow fever was affected with an immense carbuncle on the back of his neck.  During his long mercantile life in this city he became widely known and beloved.  He was a widower but leaves 4 children and several grandchildren.  His funeral will take place 41/2 o' clock tomorrow evening from the Episcopal Church.

The obituary of Mrs. Peggy Spears tells of the loss of one of our citizens.  She and her husband married in their teens but leave no offspring.  Her large fortune was left it is known to relatives Mrs. Clay and the Clinesm getting a good share and George Alexander, son of Charlton, the remainder, which may include all real estate. 


Paris True Kentuckian Wed. August 20, 1879


At her residence in this city August 14th, Mrs. Margaret Morin Spears relict of Noah Spears, deceased.  The deceased was born December 26th, 1791 and would have been 88 years old had she lived until her next birthday.  She was married in 1810 and lived with her husband over 58 years, surviving him over 10 years, She lived under every President of the United States from Washington to Hayes.



Thursday November 21, 1901 Carlisle Mercury - Talbott/Campbell/Richey

Mrs. Mary Talbott at the home of her son-in-law, John M. Campbell, near this city on Monday(?), November 17, 1901 of dropsey, Mrs. Mary Talbott, aged 81 years. Burial at North Middletown Tuesday, Mrs. Talbott was one of the members and leaves for her children the example of a good life. She is survived by four children-Samuel and William Talbott, Mrs. Amanda Talbott Campbell, and Mrs. Margaret Richey.



Wednesday December 8, 1909 The Mt. Sterling Advocate-Benton/Talbott/Tyler

Mrs. Margaret Tyler, aged 62, died at the home of her son, Norval Benton, in Winchester, on Sunday. The funeral service was at the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday and the burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Her maiden name was Margaret Talbott, of Bourbon County. She was thrice married: first to Norval Benton, of Clark, then to Esq. Wm. S. Richart and J. C. Tyler, of our county. She was for some years a resident of our city. She leaves two sons: Prof. Robert Benton, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Norval, with whom she lived. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church. W. T. Tyler, of our city, was a pall bearer.



Louisville Times: Miss Shropshire is Motor Victim

Fannie Shropshire, 1928

Widely Known Kentucky Woman Fatally Hurt in Florida; Rites Set for Friday

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July 8, 1957

Dr. Chester E Wood, 66, veterinarian and farmer, formerly of Bourbon Co. died at his home on the Bryan Station road in Fayette county Sunday, at 12:25 p m after a long illness. A son of the late Bennett and Addie Edwards Wood, he was born in Bourbon county. He graduated form the Cincinnati Veterinary college in 1917, and served in the Veterinary Corps of the Army in Panama during W W 1.  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Lillian Donaldson Wood, his step mother Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wood, Lexington.
Burial at the Paris Cemetery.



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