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Caldwell County Obituaries

The Caldwell County Historical Society
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Brenda Joyce Jerome

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    Submitted by the Caldwell County Historical Society.

These obituaries were collected by the Caldwell County, KY
Historical Society from the local newspaper. They are just a
sampling of the obituary collection found in the George Coon
Library Genealogy Collection. If the exact date of the newspaper 
is known, it is listed at the end of the obituary.


BEAVERS, C.T., an esteemed citizen of the Fredonia community,
died at his home near that place Sunday morning from the effect
of a heart attack. Mr. Beavers had been ill only a few days.
The deceased was 58 years old and is survived by his widow and
6 children. Funeral services occurred yesterday with interment
occurring at Old Livingston Cemetery. [4 July 1926]

NEWMAN, J.J. of Clay was struck and instantly killed Sunday
afternoon at Claxton by a southbound passenger train, No.
1231, which arrives here at 2:30 o'clock. The body was picked
up by the train crew and brought here, where it was conveyed
to the Princeton Furniture and Undertaking Establishment to
wait directions from authorities or possible relatives at
Clay. The deceased having no immediate family or near
relatives, the members of the Clinton Lodge of Masons assumed
responsibility for the disposal of the body and funeral service.
The interment took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery yesterday
afternoon. The deceased was apparently about 70 years of age 
and had been here seeking employment for several days previous
to the time of his tragic death. [13 June 1926]

PERKINS, A.C., age 79, of Cobb, died last Sunday following
a long illness. Mr. Perkins resided most of his life on a
farm in the Cobb community and had been a member of the
Harmony Baptist Church since the age of twelve. The funeral
service and interment took place Monday at Cerulean Springs
and the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church had charge of the
services. He is survived by his wife and two sons and two
daughters. [5 Dec 1926]

ROBERTS, Mrs. Victoria, widow of the late David F. Roberts,
died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.O.
Davis, in the Rufus section of the county following a long 
illness from dropsy. Mrs. Roberts was 73 years old and is
survived by 6 children: Wilse, Allie and Richard Roberts, 
Mrs. R.O. Davis, Mrs. Hugh Clift and Mrs. J.B. Sisk, all of
this county, save the latter, Mrs. Sisk, who resides at
Sturgis. The funeral conducted Friday from the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church at Liberty, of which the deceased was a
member, by Rev. Carl Boucher of Maron, was largely attended
as was the interment at the Liberty Cemetery. [2 Dec 1926]

WOODRUFF, Mr. John W., one of the city's oldest and best
citizens, died at the home of his son, Mr. W.H. Woodruff
in the Orr addition Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Woodruff was born
and reared in the Lewistown section and was 91 years of age. 
He is survived by four sons and three daughters: John Marion,
W.H., T.W., and Herbert Woodruff; Mesdames J.C. Baker, Ed
Nichols and William Traylor. Interment in Woodruff grave yard
near Lewistown. [14 July 1926]


BAKER, Mr. J.C. died at his home on North Seminary Street
Thursday afternoon following a long illness. Mr. Baker died
on his 76th birthday. He was a splendid citizen. Born and
reared in the Lewistown section, Mr. Baker resided there
until coming to Princeton to reside a few years ago. He was
the father of the late J. Elliot Baker, Attorney E.B. Baker
of Louisville, Miss Juanita Baker of this city, Grover C.
Baker of the Dewitt section, Clint Baker of Dawson Springs,
and Mrs. Ted McWorthy of Sturgis. The funeral will take place
from the family residence this (Friday) afternoon. Interment
will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Baker was a member of 
the Lewistown Christian Church. [22 Dec 1927]

COON, George. Following the funeral services conducted from
the Ogden Memorial Methodist Church last Friday afternoon,
the interment of Mr. George Coon, who died in Philadelphia,
took place in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Coon was born and reared
in this city and was in his 79th year when claimed by death. 
He was a son of the late Benjamin H. and Laura L. Coon, who
owned and lived in the building now the Princeton Library.
At the age of 17 Mr. Coon accepted a position with the 
construction company that built the Elizabethtown & Paducah
Railroad as chain boy. After the completion of the railroad,
now a part of the Illinois Central system, Mr. Coon went to
St. Louis and from there to Philadelphia, where he resided up
to his death. Mr. Coon occasionally visited his sister, Mrs.
McElfatrick and brother, the late Clay Coon, of this city.
Besides Mrs. McElfatrick, he is survived by another sister and
brother, Mrs. Bennie Wade of Hopkinsville and Mr. Charles Coon
of Mineral Wells, TX.  [30 Apr 1927]

DEARING, Thomas T., an aged and highly respected citizen,
died at the home of his son, Robert, in the Old Field community
near Lewistown, Sunday night. He was 80 years old and leaves
2 sons and 2 daughters to mourn his death: Robert and J.L.
Dearing, Mrs. Charles French and Mrs. Joe Board. The 
interment took place yesterday afternoon in the Dearing
graveyard near DeWitt. [6 Mar 1927]

GREER, Mrs. Lucy Ann died yesterday at the home of her son,
Mr. Albert S. Neel, on Washington Street. Mrs. Greer was born
in Christianburg, Campbell County, VA June 18, 1840 and was
married to E.F. Neel in 1857. They came to Kentucky in 1860.
To this union the following children were born: Mrs. Mollie
Pettit, William L., Robert Lee, Albert S., John H., Clarence
and Frank Neel. Only three of the number, Robert Lee, Albert
S. and John H. survived her. She was twice married, her
second marriage being to W.W. Greer. To this union one son,
Kirby Greer, was born, he having departed this life several
years ago. She had 7 brothers, four older and three younger
than herself and six of the seven were in the Gettsyburg
battle in the War Between the States. Mrs. Greer was a member
of the Central Presybterian Chruch. For several years Mrs.
Greer resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mollie Pettit,
who departed this life a few weeks ago, and it is believed 
this grief and advanced age caused her death. The funeral was
conducted from the residence of Albert S. Neel and the 
interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery this afternoon. [2 May 

HAWKINS, Mrs. America, widow of the late Edmund Hawkins, died
at her home in the Eddy Creek community last Thursday and
was buried in the Eddy Creek Cemetery Saturday morning, 
following funeral services conducted from the family residence
by the Rev. J.T. Cunningham of this city. Mrs. Hawkins was
a Miss Holloway before her marriage and a niece of the late
Mrs. Urey Kevil of this city. She was 71 years old and had
been a member of the Rock Spring Methodist Church since a 
young woman. Besides the following children, Mrs. Hawkins is
survived by 3 brothers and one sister: Curtis Hawkins of
Paducah; Chester and George Hawkins, Mrs. Shellie Lewis and
Lindsey Wells of this county; Mrs. Charles Denham of Herrin,
IL. The brothers and sister are Rev. Jobe Holloway of Lyon
County; Charles and King Holloway of Grand Rivers; Mrs. 
Jasper Martin of this county. [7 Apr 1927]

HUNTER, F.A. passed away this morning at his home on North
Jefferson Street. Mr. Hunter was born and reared in this
county and had resided in this city quite a number of years.
He was 80 years old and a member of the Ogden Memorial
Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow and 5 children:
Mrs. John Hogan, Kingsville, Ontario, Candada; Mrs. P.F. 
Wiedemeyer, Paducah; Mrs. J.A. Armstrong, East St. Louis;
Andy Hunter, Paducah; Grace Hunter, this city; also one 
brother, Porter Hunter of this city. Funeral services will
be conducted at the Methodist Church and the interment will
be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. For a number of years, Mr. 
Hunter was connected with the local post office as messenger.
[7 Apr 1927]

PURDY, Mrs. D.E., aged 87, died last night at 12 o'clock at
the home of Sam Griggs on Donovan St., where she boarded.
Mrs. Purdy had been in feeble health a long time incident to
advanced age. She was a most beloved woman and the mother of
4 surviving children: Mrs. E.T. Howard, Mrs. Thomas Jones,
Walter and William Purdy. The interment took place at Otter 
Pond this afternnon. [21 Feb 1927]

STEVENS, Dudley.  The news of the death of Dudley Stephens
at the I.C. Hospital at Paducah this morning was received
here with the most profound sorrow. Mr. Stephens was a 
splendid young man, about 35 years of age and for several
years had been connected with the I.C. Railroad system as
conductor. Becoming ill a few weeks ago, the family decided
to go to the I.C. Hospital on Thanksgiving Day, where he 
remained as a patient until his death. He was born and 
reared in the Cedar Bluff section and was a member of the
Lebanon Baptist Church, Princeton Lodge of Elks, NO. 1115
and the O.R.C. Body taken to home of J.D. Stephens to await
funeral and interment arrangements. The deceased is survived
by his mother, Mrs. Martha Stephens; two sisters and 7 brothers,
Mrs. O. Abernation of Pulaski, TN; Weldon Stephens of Bartow,
FL; Mrs. Lex Vinson, John M., George, Herschel, J.D., Sam
and Hise Stephens of this city. Funeral services will take place
from the residence of J.D. Stephens on West Washington Street
tomorrow. Interment will be in the family lot of the Pool
Cemetery near Scottsburg. [9 Nov 1907. Note: Obit date does not
appear correct]

VICKREY, Mrs. L.G., aged 77, died at her home in the
Scottsburg community last Saturday night. The interment in
Cross Roads Cemetery Sunday afternoon was largely attended.
[26 Mar 1927]

WEBSTER, Mrs. Mollie died at the home of Mr. J.M. Young in
the Cobb community Tuesday morning, after a long illness, 
due to cancer of the breast. Mrs. Webster resided in this
city, but went to Cobb, her old home, a few days before her
death. The funeral was conducted at Harmony church by Rev.
Spickard Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the 
Millwood Cemetery. [9 Aug 1927]

WHITE, David A., a well known and respected citizen of the
Cross Roads section of the county, died Wednesday, June 22,
after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. He was 65 years
of age. Funeral services were held Thursday and interment
followed at Cross Roads Cemetery. Five sons survive the
deceased, two of whom live in Tennessee and Homer, Arch,
and Leonard White of this county. [22 Jun 1927]


CRAYNE, E.N., a former Princeton citizen, died at his home
in Dawson Wednesday night of Bright's Disease and complications.
Mr. Crayne was born and reared in the Crayne community of
Crittenden County and was 61[hard to read] years old. He is 
survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Bridges
Montgomery, Rome, TN; Mrs. Fred Wiedemeyer of Princeton;
Mrs. Bernice Shaw of Chicago, all of whom were at his bedside
when the end came. The burial will take place in Cedar Hill
Cemetery, following funeral services from the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. Wiedemeyer, 615 Mechanic St.  

RUCKER, Mrs. Dora Lady, wife of Thomas M. Rucker, died at
the family residence on South Jefferson Street Wednesday
afternoon following a week's illness from influenzal
complications. Mrs. Rucker was 74 years old and was born 
and reared in Lyon County. She is survived by her husband
and 3 children, one son and two daughters, Mrs. Jack Rucker,
Paducah; Mrs. Don Robinson, New York City; Mrs. Lillie
Baird, Memphis, TN. Another son, Charles Rucker, died of
injuries received in a railway accident at Dulaney in 1891.
Mrs. Rucker was a Methodist and lived a true Christian life.
Following her marriage to Mr. Thomas M. Rucker, Mrs. Rucker
resided in the Dulaney section, this city and Paducah. In 
1898, she, with her family, moved to Paducah and resided 
there until 1905, when she and Mr. Rucker returned to Dulaney
and resided on a farm until moving to this city 1913. The
funeral and interment at Liberty, Lyon County, were largely
attended. [25 Apr 1928]

CRAVENS, Dudley W., a well known and highly respected citizen
of the Otter Pond community, died last Friday afternoon, and
his remains were laid to rest in the Millwood cemetery Saturday
in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Mr.
Cravens was born Nov. 4, 1868, and was married to Miss Mary
Frances Newton in 1892, to which union ten children were born,
eight of whom survive and are as follows:  Mrs. Robert 
McAlister, Mrs. Rudolph Taddy, Mrs. Claud Young, Miss Gene,
Fred, Hucil, Adrian and Chester, all of this county, save Mrs.
Taddy, who resides in Cleveland, OH. [12 Jul 1929]

McNEELY, Allie. It is with sad hearts, brightened by happy
memories that we chronicle the passing of our young friend,
Allie P. McNeely, who 3 years ago was a valued member of this
force. Allie died Thursday at the home of his father, J.B.
McNeely, near Marion. Three years ago Allie was forced to leave
his labors as a printer in The Leader office, after several
years as true service as was ever rendered. The doctor's
orders were nothing but rest for a short while and then fresh
air and sunshine for Allie had become stricken with that
dread malady tuberculosis. Upon recovery from a series of
hemorrhages, he removed to his farm near that of his father's 
not far from Marion, which he had purchased shortly before
taken ill. Here, with his wife and three young children, he
manfully fought a brave fight and a year ago deemed his
improvement such that he again began work at Springfield, MO.
His health failed again a few months ago and he returned to
his father's home where he quietly passed to that reward that
must await such loyal hearts as his. Besides his wife and 3
children, he is survived by his parents and several brothers
and sisters. The funeral was held Friday at Piney Fork 
Church, Crittenden County, and interment was in the cemetery
near by. [10 Oct 1929]

NEWSOM, Mrs. J.W.  We are grieved to learn of the passing of 
Mrs. J.W. Newsom at her home in the Cross Roads section Tuesday
morning. She was 69 years old and the mother of Noble and W.G.
Newsom of this county. She was a Miss Robinson before her
marriage, a sister of Mrs. W.G. Rucker of this city, Sam 
Robinson of Russellville, KY and Groves Robinson of Golp, Ill.
She was a member of the Woods Chapel Methodist Church. Her
interment will take place in the Newsom grave yard tomorrow
afternoon. [3 Jun 1930] 
BUGG, Thomas M. died at his home in Fredonia Monday morning.
He had sufferred a paralytic stroke between 4 and 5 o'clock
Monday morning and never regained consciousness. Funeral
services were conducted from the Bugg home in Fredonia Tuesday
afternoon with Rev. E.M. Flanigan of Dawson Springs, and the
former pastor of the Fredonia First Presbyterian Church, in
charge. The deceased had been a member of this church since 
having been converted during meetings conducted by Rev. E.N.
Hart. Interment was in the Fredonia Cemetery. Mr. Bugg is
survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Ina Hillyard; two
brothers, W.R. Bugg and W.S. Bugg, both of Crittenden County.
[22 June 1931]

CRIDER, Allie, age 25, who was shot last Saturday night near
Marion by Hugh McCaslin, was brought to the Princeton Hospital
and died 50 minutes later. The shooting occurred at the home of
McCaslin, who with his housekeeper, Miss Imogene Armstrong, are
said to have been arrested by Crittenden County officials 
following Crider's death and place in jail at Marion. It is 
claimed there were no witnesses to the shooting and McCaslin and
Miss Armstrong refused to say anything. Crider was shot twice in
the left side. Neither man has a family. The body of Crider was
conveyed to Crittenden County by a Marion undertaker for 
interment. [20 June 1931]

DAVIS, Mr. William H., an aged and highly respected citizen,
died yesterday at his home on North Jefferson Street of pneumonia.
Mr. Davis was a retired farmer, and had resided on North
Jefferson Street since leaving his farm. He was 89 years old,
and is survived by his second wife, four daughters and four
sons: Mrs. Wilson Woodruff, Mrs. Thomas Woodruff, Mrs. Albert
Mores and Mrs. Arch Nichols, Edward, George, Harry and William
B. Davis. The funeral was from the family residence and the
interment took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

JONES, William J.  The remains of William J. Jones, well known
former resident of this city, will arrive here tomorrow for burial
at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The funeral service will be held at the
grave site. Mr. Jones died at his home in Henderson, KY. He was a
brother of Mrs. M.J. Blanton and the late H.M. Jones. [17 July 1931]

MARTIN, Morgan.  News was received here recently of the passing
of Morgan Martin at his home in Hermitage, near Nashville, TN,
Wednesday afternoon, July 15. Demise was due to a complication
of diseases. Mr. Martin was 69 years and one month of age. He
was a resident of this community for many years and at one time
held the office of jailer of Caldwell County. He leaves a large
family connection besides his widow, Mrs. Anna Martin; 3 sons
and 5 daughters, Mrs. H.M. Howard, Detroit; Mrs. C.M. McCaw, Miss 
Ora Lee Martin, Mrs. J.B. Welch, Mrs. Carrie Martin, Hubert
Martin, Thomas Martin, Hermitage, TN and Harry Martin of
Princeton. He also leaves one brother, L.T. Martin of Princeton
and several nephews. 

RANDOLPH, Mrs. C.V. passed away after a long illness of heart 
trouble and dropsy at her home on West Washington Street. Her
remains were conveyed to Newberg, IN for interment. She is 
survived by her husband and one daugher, Mrs. C. Taylor of this
city. [1 Oct 1931]

SIZEMORE, Samuel M., 73, of the Sizemore school house section,
died at the Jennie Stewart Hospital in Hopkinsville Sept. 11. He
is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Fannie Hoover, of the
Scottsburg section, and 3 sons and 1 daughter: Oscar, who resides
with his mother; Herman of Cobb; Albert of Herrin, IL and Mrs.
Myrtle Dunning of Princeton. A brother, Robert, of DeSota, IL and
a sister, Mrs. Frank Stewart, near Cerulean, also survive. The
funeral services were held at Rogers grave yard Sunday afternoon.
[11 Sept 1931]

SMITH, Mrs. Inez Carlisle, wife of James Smith, local meat market
dealer, died at the Princeton hospital last night. Mrs. Smith was
stricken with typhoid fever at her home on West Market Street 
about a week ago and was sent to the hospital for treatment under
the care of a trained nurse. Mrs. Smith was 54 years old and had
been twice married, her second marriage being to Mr. James Smith
of this city about 15 years ago. She is survived by one son,
Arch Owen of Clay; also 3 brothers, Lon, George and Parchall
Carlisle of Arizona and Missouri. [26 Nov 1931]

WHITE, Wm. H.  In the death of William H. White, Caldwell County
loses a well known figure, an aged and revered citizen. Mr. White
was in his 90th year and had become very much enfeebled. For the
past 6 months he had been confined to his bed at the home of his
devoted daughter, Mrs. Wylie Jones. A few days ago pneumonia 
developed and weakened as he was from the weight of many years, he
failed to rally from the malady. The deceased was a native of this
county, having first seen the light of day in the Cobb section. He
was a son of Jackson and Emily White. He was united in marriage to
Miss Ann Eliza Griffith ahd five children survive this union:
John H. White, Wallonia; Mrs. Lena Kennedy and Mrs. Pearle Davis,
Cobb; Mrs. Wylie Jones and Mrs. John McConnell, Princeton. Several
grandchildren, great grandchildren and one brother, Jack White of
Hopkinsville, also survive. Mr. White was a staunch and loyal member
of the Baptist church. Funeral services were held at the home of
former sheriff and Mrs. Wylie Jones, south of town. Burial took
place in Millwood Cemetery.

WIGGINTON, Nannie. In the passing of Mrs. Nannie Wigginton, which
occurred Saturday, November 14, the Fredonia Valley community
lost one of its best loved women. She was the widow of Robert
Wigginton and is survived by two children, Miss Imogene, and Mr.
Seth Wigginton of Fredonia. The surviving sisters and brothers are:
Mrs. Henrietta Moore, Fredonia; Mrs. S.J. Hughey, McCleansboro, IL;
Mrs. John Bone, Flora, IN. Mr. Ed Maxwell, Franklin, TN; Mr. Gid
Maxwell, Flora, IN and Mr. D.M. Maxwell of Fredonia. Mrs. 
Wigginton was 77 years og age. For over 50 years she had held
membership in the First Presbyerian Church at Fredonia. Funeral
services were conducted at First Prebyterian Church Sunday 

CRIDER, Z. Johnson passed from the living stage late Thursday
afternoon at the home of his brother, J.E. Crider Jr, as the 
result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found in an
unconscious condition by one of his sons, never regaining
consciousness. The deceased is survived by his wife and the
following children: Cooper, Jack, Alice, Nell, J.E. 3rd, Joe
Wayne and Jane, all of Fredonia. Services were conducted from 
the First Presbyterian Church Friday afternoon. Interment was in
the family lot in the Fredonia Cemetery. Mr. Crider was the son
of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Crider, was a graduate of
Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN. He was a lawyer of marked
ability, but never practiced law to any extent. He was chairman
of the board of trustees of the town of Fredonia for a number of
years. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the 
First Presbyterian Church and the Fredonia Cemetery Committee.
Mr. Crider was connected with the operation of one of the best
farms in Western Kentucky. [3 July 1932]

GEORGE, Miss Bettie. Sadly the news of the passing of Miss
Bettie George was received by her relatives and former associates
of this city. Her death occurred in the home of her brother,
Patton George, in Tulare, CA Monday night. She had been a semi-
invalid for some time, being a patient sufferer from heart
trouble and complications. Miss Bettie left Princeton 29 years
ago at the time of Mrs. Patton George's death and since that time 
had lavished the tender love and service of a second mother upon 
the inmates of her brother's home. She was the third child of Mr. 
and Mrs. Garrett George of this county. Miss George was a sister 
of Mrs. Thomas Cash Sr and half-sister of Mrs. W.L. Davis. She is
also survived by two brothers, Tinsley and Thomas George of
Salem, KY, and three half-brothers, Patton, Elbert and John
George of Tulare, CA. Funeral and burial in Tulare. [30 Mar 1932]

MAYES, Rosa B., 75 year old resident of Fredonia, died Monday
afternoon. Funeral services were held today at Glenns Chapel, 
Lyon County. Three sisters survive: Mrs. Mattie Redd, Marion; 
Mrs. Ella Kinnis, Lyon County; Mrs. Maggie Hughes, Los Angeles,
CA; two granddaughters, Mrs. Johnson Postelweight, Marion, and
Dorothy Guess, Fredonia. [18 Apr 1932]

RICH, Mrs. Sam.  As we go to press we learn with regret of the
death of Mrs. Sam Rich of Seattle, WA. Mrs. Rich was before her
marriage, Miss Dora Nichols, oldest daughter of the Hon. Eli
Nichols of this city. [15 July 1932]

SON, Frances Elizabeth.  A long and useful life came to a close
when the Death Angel claimed the spirit of Mrs. Frances Elizabeth
Son, wife of Thomas G. Son, at her family residence near
Farmersburg Wednesday, June 22. She had suffered a long illness
which she bore with Christian fortitude. Mrs. Son was the oldest
daughter of Mike and Virginia Ann Eison and was 72 years of age.
She is survived by her husband and 3 daughters, Misses Carrie and
Macie Son and Mrs. Dixie R. Moore, and devoted granddaughter,
Miss Ella Garrett Moore; one sister, Mrs. William Winter of Otter
Pond and two brothers, Robert Eison of Paducah and James Eison 
of Kuttawa. Funeral services at Fredonia Baptist Church. [22 June

CROW, Nancy Jane. The end came for a beautiful and useful life 
with the passing of Mrs. Nancy Jane Crow in the home of her son,
L.L. Crow, in Paducah Tuesday morning. Funeral services were
conducted at the residence in Paducah Thursday morning. The
remains arrived here on the noon train and were conveyed to the
family burying ground south of town. In the peaceful shadows of
the great trees she was tenderly laid to rest under a coverlet of
fragrant flowers, beside the loved companion of her youth and 
among the scenes she knew in happy girlhood. "Aunt Nan" was beloved
by all her wide acquaintance. Mrs. Crow was born in Caldwell County
in 1847 at the old Gresham homestead on Eddyville Pike. She was
the daughter of Leander and Martha Ann Carter Gresham. She went
to Paducah in 1897 and since that time she has made her home in
that city. She was a member of the Saratoga Methodist Church of
Lyon County. She is survived by two sons, L.L. Crow of Paducah and
John Crow of Moline, IL; one daughter, Mrs. J.L. Munal of Paducah;
two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Young and Mrs. Alice Hayes, Princeton. She
also leaves 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was
a sister of the late R.L. Gresham of this place and the widow of
John Crow, a prominent farmer of this county. 

ORR, John G., one of this community's most esteemed citizen, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.I. Rice and Mr. Rice on South
Seminary Street Tuesday morning, June 27. Death followed several
years period of declining health. Mr. Orr was proprietor of one 
of the largest tobacco concerns in West Kentucky, the great 
factory on Seminary Street being a scene of busy activities almost
the year around. He was a great lover of music and his sweet tenor
voice will be remembered. Mr. Orr was a native of Scotland, his
birthplace being in the village of Beith, in Ayreshire. He was a
son of William and Agnes Longueville Orr and was 78 years of age, 
coming here at the age of 21 when he first arrived in America. 
[Line illegible] ... and 7 children blessed the union, one dying
in infancy. Besides Mrs. Rice, he is survived by two daughters
and three sons, and his wife. Funeral services were held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Rice Wednesday afternoon. Interment followed
in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

DAVIE, Mildred.  G. Homer Brown, local funeral director, was 
called to the Cobb community to direct the interment of Mrs.
Mildred Davie, beloved wife of Robert Davie, who died in that
community Friday. The funeral service was held at the Baptist
Church in Cerulean Springs Saturday afternoon. Burial took place
in the Cerulean Cemetery. [20 Oct 1933]

WILLIAMSON, Harriett died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.L.
Jewell on the Princeton-Hopkinsville road several days ago. She 
was 87 years old and her death was due to dropsy and complications.
Interment in Dunning graveyard. 
CASH, Howard, 62, passed away at his home on North Seminary
Street Monday afternoon after a critical illness of a month's
duration. He was one of Princeton's most respected men, a 
member of the local Methodist Church, the Men's Bible Class 
and also the W.O.W. Lodge. Mr. Cash was born and reared in 
this county, the onlly child of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.B. 
Cash. For a number of years he was employed as a blacksmith.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, 1 grandchild
and two step-children. Funeral services were conducted from
the residence Tuesday afternoon. Interment followed in Cedar
Hill Cemetery. [30 Apr 1934]

GEORGE, Young, one of the most respected and revered men of 
the county, passed away at his home on the Eddyville road early
Sunday evening after an illness extending over only a few days.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch George, he was born June 8,
1851 on the old George homestead and spent his entire life on 
this farm. When he was 32 years of age he was married to Miss
Sarah Frances Jacob and together they lived active lives. The
bereaved wife and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Devault of Kuttawa survive.
Funeral services were conducted at the home. Interment followed
in the family lot in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

JENKINS, Mrs. Jim Harve.  Death claimed the life of Mrs. Jim
Harve Jenkins yesterday (Wednesday) morning after a critical
illness of two weeks. Mrs. Jenkins, who is a resident of the
Liberty section, came to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pratt
McGregor, here some two weeks ago so as to be near her doctors
for treatment. Failing to respond to treatment she was removed
to the Princeton hospital a week ago, where death occurred.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed though the funeral
will probably be today. Interment will be in Perry Cemetery.

OLIVER, King, age 49, passed away at the Princeton Hospital
Monday afternoon following a short illness of typhoid fever.
He was taken to the hospital on Saturday from his sister's home
on Cadiz Street when his condition became critical. Mr. Oliver
was a bachelor and leaves one sister, Mrs. Dick Hawkins, with 
whom he made his home. He is also survived by one nephew and 
several nieces. He was a devoted member of the Wallonia
Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Blue
Springs Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. E.R. Noel
after which the remains were laid to rest in the church 
cemetery. [17 Sep 1934]

ROWLAND, Will.  Flatrock community was saddened Wednesday
morning when news of the death of Mr. Will Rowland became known.
Mr. Rowland had been a sufferer of rheumatism for several months
but death came suddenly and from unknown causes. He leaves to
mourn his passing his wife, who before her marriage was Miss 
Lula Clift, and several children. Funeral arrangement will not be
completed until the arrival of his children. [19 Dec 1934]

STONE, Mrs. Ida, 68, wife of Dr. George Stone of Marion, died at
her home in Marion Saturday, May 5, after an illness of three
years. Funeral services were conducted at the Marion Methodist
Church Monday morning. Interment at Glenns Chapel, Lyon County.
She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Anna Brightwell, Kuttawa;
Mrs. J.H. Cummins, Hot Springs, AR; Mrs. Lillian Reid, Sikeston,
MO and Mrs. F.O. Weber, Flint, MI. 

CASH, Mrs. Amanda, 75, died suddenly last Friday afternoon at 
her home in Lyon County, being ill  only a few hours. Death was
attributed to apoplexy and complications due to advanced age.
Mrs. Cash had just returned to her home after a visit in
Princeton, where she had been at the bedside of a dear friend,
Mrs. Rhetta Cash, who is ill. She was stricken with a severe
headache and medical aid was secured, but all that skill and
loving hands could do was of no avail, and her spirit drifted
away to join the angels in their heavenly home. Mrs. Cash was
born and raised in Lyon County. She was the widow of the late
G.M. Cash. Her death occurred on the same place she was born.
She was a devout member of the Saratoga Methodist Church. She
leaves to mourn their loss, a son, Dennie Cash, and the 
following daughters: Mrs. Frank Gresham, Eddyville; Mrs. J.E.
Whittle, Oklahoma City; Mrs. J.K. McLin, of Saratoga; Mrs.
Herman Brown and Mrs. C.E. George of this county; and Mrs. 
Luke McCarty of Lyon Co. Eleven grandchildren survive. A sister,
Mrs. Johnnie Dunbar, and a brother, R.H. Cash, also survive.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Saratoga
Methodist church. Interment was in the family lot in the
Saratoga Cemetery. 

FARMER, Frank.  Death claimed the life of Mr. Frank Farmer, a
revered ciizen of this community, last Thursday afternoon. Mr.
Farmer had been in town during the day and feeling ill, started
for his home on N. Jefferson Street. As he reached the residence
of W.D. Pruett, he could walk no further and Mrs. John Herron
volunteered to take him home. Death came before they arrived
there. Mr. Farmer was born in Marshall County and was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Farmer. In early manhood he was married to
Miss Mary Treas and she with their three children survive. They
are Mrs. G.J. Walter of Manchester, Miss Mary Frank Farmer of
this city and Rex Farmer of Detroit. Mr. Farmer was a member of
the Woodmen of the World. Interment in the family lot in Cedar
Hill Cemetery.

MAXWELL, Mr. Gid died at his home in Flora, IN Saturday,
December 7, of pneumonia. He had been critically ill for
some time so his passing did not come as a surprise to his
family. Mr. Maxwell, age 77, is survived by his wife, formerly
Miss Ida Brooks of Fredonia, two daughters, Mrs. Lillian
Sammons of Middletown, OH, and Miss Lucy Maxwell of Indianapolis;
3 sons, Shelly of Middletown, OH, Roy of Toledo, OH, and Warren
of Franklin, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sallie Hughey of McCloansboro,
IL; Mrs. John Bone of Flora and Mrs. Henrietta Moore of Fredonia;
2 brothers, D.M. Maxwell of Fredonia and W.E. Maxwell of Franklin,
TN. All his children were with him when the end came. Mr. Hewlett
Morgan of the Princeton Undertaking Co. left early Sunday morning
for Flora and returned here Monday afternoon with the body, which 
was taken to the home of Mr. Johnson Byrd. Funeral services were
from the First Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Maxwell
was a member of one of the pioneer families of this section, being
the son of Mr. Newton Maxwell. For many years he was connected
with different businesses here. For some time previous to his
going to Alabama, he was on a farm north of Fredonia. During these
remaining years of his life, he has made his home in Flora, IN.

RILEY, Jasper Lawrence, 68, passed away at his home in the Walnut
Grove section Saturday, August 17, following an illness extending
over a period of 17 years. Mr. Riley had only been confined to his
bed about 6 weeks. J.L. Riley was born May 17, 1867, was the son
of William and Nancy Riley. In October 1886 he married Miss Sofia
Rowland who, 13 years later, answered the call of death. To this
union was born 3 children, all of whom survive. On Oct 25, 1912
he was again married, to Miss Lizzie Brown. He was a member of
Walnut Grove Church. Besides the bereaved widow, the following
children survive: Miss Ethel Riley, Milton Riley and Mrs. Pearl
Blackburn; also two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Rowland, Rosiclare, IL,
Mrs. Frances Orr, this city; one brother, Wiley Riley, LaVerne,
CA, and 10 grandchildren. With the exception of a brother, all
his loved ones were at his bedside. Funeral services were
conducted at Walnut Grove Sunday afternoon. Interment occurred
in the Rowland Cemetery.

RILEY, John, one of the county's revered citizens, passed away at
his home in the Cedar Bluff section August 24th. Death was due to
a severe case of jaundice. Mr. Riley was born in Caldwell County,
the son of Hiram and Anna Riley. He was married to Miss Leora
Vinson and she with their three children are left to mourn his
demise. The children are Barney Riley, Princeton; Ellis Riley,
Detroit and Mrs. Hampton Carney, who resides in the home of her
parents. One sister, Mrs. J.T. Hardwick, Creswell; two brothers,
Belle Riley, who is now stationed in a Citizens Conservation
campt and James Riley of Illinois survive. Funeral rites Sunday.

RUCKER, S.J.  Following several months of declining health, Mr.
Sidney J. Rucker passed away in a Hopkinsville hospital Wednesday,
Sept. 18. Mr. Rucker was born in this county in 1865, was the
son of the late Washington and Adelin Lester Rucker. His life was
one of great activity in local business interests. For several 
years he operated a grocery and meat market in the city, later
the Sweet Shoppe. For several years he served as a member of
the police force. The remains were brought home for burial in
Cedar Hill. Surviving relatives are a son, Clyde J. Rucker, 
Pasadena, CA; grandson, C.J. Jr; sister, Mrs. Dixie Vivian, this
city; several nieces and nephews. The wife preceded him to the
grave several years ago.

SIGLER, Mrs. Martha S.  Death claimed for its own on Tuesday,
July 9, the sweet spirit of Mrs. Martha S. Sigler, at her home
in the Rufus section. Death was due to infirmities incident
to her advanced age. She was 85 years of age. Through a long
and happy life, made happier by the 11 children born to her, 
and who were so thoughtful of the needs and wishes of their
mother, she administered to the sick and needy. 


HALL, R.E. of Trigg County died at his home Thursday, Nov.
17, after an illness of some time. Mr. Hall was well known
as Bob by his many friends and will be fondly remembered by
many folk of Caldwell. He leaves the wife and one daughter,
Mrs. Joe Burchett of Lamasco. Funeral services occurred at 
the family residence Friday and interment followed in the
Sivells Cemetery.

HENRY, Martha Isabell, little 2 year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Henry of Marion, died at her home Wednesday night
after only a few hours suffering from pneumonia. Burial was in
Marion Thursday, November 24. Besides the parents, she is
survived by two brothers and two sisters in Marion, also one
half sister and a half brother, Mrs. Robert Oliver and Robert
(Buddy) Walker of this place. Both attended the burial.

HOLLOMAN, William C.  Death came to William Crittenden
Holloman, aged 74, May 13, at the home of his niece in this 
city, following an attack of pneumonia and complications.
Mr. Holloman had made his home here since February this year.
He was born in Crittenden County, being the son of Edmond and
Rebecca Grubbs Holloman of that county. Funeral services were
from the home in the eastern section of the city Saturday
afternoon. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


MOORE, Miss Mollie, 70, fell into quiet sleep Tuesday at the 
home of her brother, Finis Moore, Marion, KY. Death was due
to complications following a paralytic stroke. Miss Moore was
the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, was born and
reared in the Flat Rock section of the county, where she resided
until 25 years ago, which time she moved to Marion, Crittenden
County to reside with her brother. Besides her brother she leaves
a sister, Mrs. Wesley Harper of Flat Rock and other relatives of
this city and county, including Mrs. Mack Spickard, Dr. J.M.
Moore and W.W. Moore, this city and other nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted from the Cumberland Presybterian
Church of Marion Wednesday and interment followed in Marion

WALLACE, Mrs. Allie Holt. Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Holt
Walace, 84, were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist
Church of Sturgis, KY. Death came at the home of her son, G.A.
Wallace Monday. Mrs. Wallace was an aunt of Mrs. R.G. McClelland,
this city, who with Dr. McClelland and niece, Betty Ann Holt,
attended the funeral and burial. [18 July 1939]