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Kaleski, S.

17 April 1913

Mr. Kaleski Dies At Texarkana

     S. Kaleski a merchant at Atlanta, died in a sanitarium at Texarkana. The body was brought to Jefferson Wednesday afternoon with burial taking place at 6:30 in the Hebrew Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Note: Samuel Kaleski was born  in Russia and he died 16 April 1913. He was a dry goods merchant in Jefferson and Atlanta. He is buried in the Hebrew section of the Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson.

Kay, Oliver Lewis

Death of Little Oliver Lewis Kay

Last Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock little Oliver Lewis, the sixteen-months- old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Kay, died at the home of his grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Hicks. He had been a constant and great sufferer for over two months from a complication of diseases, resulting from a severe attack of cholera infantum. He was a bright little fellow, the idol of his young parents, and will be sadly missed in the home made desolate by his death. The little body was laid to rest in Westview cemetery Thursday evening at 5 o'clock, after appropriate services at the home of Mr. Hicks, conducted by Rev. J.E. McManaway, assisted by Rev. Lewis Campbell, of Anderson, who came up to be present at the funeral and comfort his grief-stricken relatives. The sympathy of a host of friends is extended to the young parents in their bereavement.
Oconee County, South Carolina - Westview Cemetery
Lewis Oliver Kay, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Kay  B: Mar 30, 1901, D: Jul 16, 1902.

Oconee County, SC - Keowee Courier Newspaper, Pg. 9, Column D. on July 23, 1902.

Obituaries from a South Carolina paper, where the families were living in Marion County at the time of their deaths and are buried in Marion County. These were sent in by Sandy Combs.

Kay, Robert

Young Robert Kay, of Jefferson, Texas
Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Kay, formerly of Walhalla, Died Recently at Home

     There are many who will deeply regret to read the following announcement, taken from the Jefferson Jimplecute, of Jefferson, Texas, of Oct. 22. The young man whose death is chronicled was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Kay, formerly of Walhalla, and was quite a young, child when they left Oconee for Texas. Mrs. Kay is pleasantly remembered here as Miss Alloe Hicks, daughter of the late Prof. and Mrs. John O. Hicks: Robert Kay. J. Robert Kay, aged 23 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Kay, Friday night, Oct 16, 1925, following an illness of more than a month. Robert Kay spent most of his life in Jefferson, and was a most exemplary youth and young man, and was highly respected and liked by everyone. He was rural route carrier on No. 5, at his death. The funeral was held at 10:30 Sunday morning, with services conducted by Rev. T.G. Alfred, pastor of Central Baptist Church, of which he was a member. The floral offerings were beautiful. The interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery. He is survived by his father, mother and two sisters, here, and one, Mrs. C. H. Heasley, of El Paso, Texas, who was here for the funeral.

Also in this obituary is about their 2nd son James Robert Kay which appears in Oconee County, SC - Keowee Courier Newspaper, Pg. 1, Column F. on November 11, 1925.

Obituaries from a South Carolina paper, where the families were living in Marion County at the time of their deaths and are buried in Marion County. These were sent in by Sandy Combs.

Keasler, James Marion

07 September 1916

Death of James Marion Keasler

     Little three year old James Marion Keasler, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. V. Keasler, died at the family home on Line Street, Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock, after a short illness of flux. The funeral took place Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. L. F. Brothers conducted the services.

Note: James Marion Keasler was born 23 September 1913 in Marshall, Texas and died 5 September 1916. He is buried close to his parents, Victor V. and Florence Estelle Keasler.

Keene, Colonel G. W.

Friday, 17 January 1908

Colonel G. W. Keene Dies At Dallas

     Colonel G. W. Keene died at the home of Dr. D. J. Grigsby in Dallas, Texas Saturday night, December 21st. He was from Kentucky and came to Texas at an early age. About 1865 he married and located on a plantation near Jefferson. The last years of his life were spent at Mineral Wells and Dallas, with his two nieces, Mrs. Mae G. Turley and Mrs. D. J. Grigsby. He was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery at Jefferson, Texas by the side of his beloved son.

Note: The cemetery book does not list any Keene as being buried in this cemetery, some thirty graves are unmarked. This cemetery is located on private property near the Lake of the Pines.

Keese, D. A.

Jefferson Jimplecute, Friday, 23 August 1907

D. A. Keese Dead

      D. A. Keese died at his home northwest of this city last night. He was a well-known farmer in this country and had traveled considerably, even to South America. He was a Woodmen of the World and Woodmen Relief. He leaves a wife and two children, the funeral took place this afternoon with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery.

     D. A. Keese was a resident of this county for several years and well-known as the correspondent for the Jimplecute under the name of "Jackscrew."

Keese, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P.

November 03, 1939

Mr. and Mrs. C. Keese Found Dead

     A double funeral will be held here Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. for Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. Keese, former residents of this city, for the past  several years, they have resided in Longview and Shreveport. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson.

     Mr. and Mrs. Keese were discovered Wednesday afternoon in their apartment at 1807 Line Avenue in Shreveport. Mrs. Keese was dead with four bullets in her chest and Mr. Keese was shot one time through the head. They are survived by one son, Clarence P. Keese, Jr.

Keller, Chloe Faith

September 19, 2002

Chloe Faith Keller

     JEFFERSON — Private services for Chloe Faith Keller, infant daughter of Philip and Tasha Keller, will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home.

Kelly, Mason

10 April 1913

Mason Kelly Dies

     Mason Kelly, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Kelly passed away at the home of his parents in Kellyville on April 6th, he was 27 years old. He was hurt sometime ago in a train wreck near Texarkana. He was buried at Kellyville.

Note: Mason Kelly was born 15 November 1885 and died 6 April 1913, he is buried in the Kellyville Cemetery.

Kennon, Mrs. W. R.

05 April 1917

Mrs. Kennon Dies After Long Illness

     Mrs. Pauline Kennon passed away Sunday morning, April 1st after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband and a daughter, Miss Nettie, a son, W. B. Kennon and wife. The burial took place from the home on Broadway at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon and services were conducted by the Rev. L. F. Brothers.

Note: Pauline Barhame Kennon was born in 1862, she is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery by her husband, Walter Ralph Kennon.

Key, Hobart, Jr.

Hobart Key, Jr., businessman, author, and historical preservationist, was born on March 15, 1913, the son of Hobart and Dolly Bell (Rutherford) Key, in Marshall, Texas. A paternal ancestor had one of the state's first bookstores in the 1840s, and his maternal grandfather promoted adoption by the Apaches of their distinctive tribal plaid shirts. Key was educated at Marshall, the Severn School in Maryland, and the United States Naval Academy, where he took degrees in engineering and architecture. During World War IIqv he was an outfitting and ordnance officer in the United States Navy. In civilian life he was an oil operator and manufacturer. Key helped preserve the Harrison County courthouse, was one of the founders of the Harrison County museum, and with his wife restored the Ginocchio, an elaborate Victorian hotel that had served Marshall as a mecca for early railroad travel. The Keys also restored other structures in Marshall and nearby Jefferson and underwrote archeological projects. They led in the discovery and preservation east of Marshall of a large 1840s stone monument marking the international boundary between the Republic of Texasqv and the United States. Key was also instrumental in the designation of a small park astride the Texas-Louisiana boundary at the site of the marker. His book The International Boundary Park (1976) describes the entire process. Key was for several years a director of the Texas Historical Foundation and belonged also to historical societies in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. A journalist during his academic days, he continued writing as an alumnus for the United States Naval Institute. He edited an anthology, Over the Waves, in the 1940s. In the period 1955-76 he wrote and published many historical articles and books, including Archeology of Blue Lake Indian Village (a pamphlet), By My Strong Hand (1965), and, with Max Lale, Civil War Letters of David Garrett (1963) and Of Money and Men (1965). He also edited a book of folklore, Stealing Stick, in 1969. Patriotic, endowed with many talents, Key was a spellbinding raconteur. In childhood he had sat at the feet of old men reliving frontier and Civil Warqv days. He married Elizabeth Fisher Watkins; the couple had a son and a daughter. He was an Episcopalian and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He died in Shreveport, Louisiana, on November 16, 1986, and was buried in Marshall. (1913-1986).

Kindred, Mrs. Ardona

Jefferson Jimplecute, Friday, 15 February 1907

Mrs. Ardona Kindred

     On the January 29, after ten days of the most intense suffering, the spirit of Mrs. Ardona Kindred winged its way back to God. Mrs. Kindred was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathews and had always lived near her childhood home, where she had many friends. She leaves a husband and seven children.

Note: Ardona C. MATTHEWS Kindred 12 October 1863 - 29 January 1907 She is buried in the Trinity Cemetery at Smithland beside her husband, James Franklin Kindred 25 July 1858 - 22 April 1934. She was the daughter of Joseph P. and Harriett FISHER Matthews. Kn/ch are Harriett Lucille, Ruby E., Eva Bessie, Mabel Clyde, Frank E., Joseph Matthew, George Dewey, Henry Ray and James Howard.

King, Mr. R. A.

12 October 1916

Sudden Death

     Last Saturday night, October 7th, Mr. R. A. King, who rooms at the Jefferson Hotel, was taken with an attack of acute indigestion and died about 11 p.m. The body was prepared by Haggard's Undertaking Parlor and shipped to Greenville for burial. Mr. King was 63 years old, he was a cotton buyer and had bought cotton in Jefferson for several seasons. He had made the produce store of J. S. Duff, his headquarters. He is survived by a wife, son and two daughters who all reside in Greenville.

King, Mrs. Jane A.

February 5, 1890

Died – In Cedartown, Georgia – January 7th, 1890

     Mrs. Jane A. King, being at her death about 80 years of age and having been a member of the Methodist Church and a devoted Christian from early life. Mrs. King was the mother-in-law of our own townsman, Mr. W. C. Hill, at whose house she made her home for seven years. The last years of her life were spent with her son in Cedartown, Georgia where she died on the 7th inst.

Kirkland, James B.

December 01, 1939

James B. Kirkland Died Wednesday

     Funeral services for James B. Kirkland, 82, who died at his family home Wednesday at 8 o'clock, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Haggard Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Townes Windham, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the New Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Kirkland had been a citizen of Jefferson for many years and had been in ill health for seven years.

     Survivors are his widow, Delia Jane Kirkland; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph A. Ford of Longview, Mrs. Faye Calloway of this city; one son, J. M. Kirkland of Dallas; four grandchildren, Maxie Reges Callaway and Becky Marie Callaway of this city, Roy R. Ford of Houston and Joseph A. Ford, Jr. of Shreveport; one sister, Mrs. J. K. Brewster of Goddard, Kansas; three nieces, Mrs. Troy Jaynes, Mrs. Manuel Pruitt of Jefferson and Mrs. Fred Gist of Commerce.

Kirkland, Mary

30 November 1916

Miss Mary Kirkland Passes Away

     Miss Mary Kirkland passed away at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. T. Smith on Bonham Street Wednesday morning, November 29th, she was 84. Miss Kirkland was born in Alabama and came to Jefferson with her parents some 40 years ago. She was the sister of Willis Kirkland. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Smith for the last 15 years, the last three she has been an invalid. The burial took place at the New Prospect Cemetery six miles north of this city, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the services conducted by Rev. Jolly.

Note: Mary Kirkland was born 10 October 1840, her tombstone has the death date as November 22nd.

Kirkland, Mrs. J. W.

September 8, 1900

Mrs. Kirkland Dies

     At the family home near Comet, this county, Mrs. J. W. Kirkland died Monday evening after a lingering illness, aged 71 years. Mrs. Kirkland had been a resident of Marion County since 1854. She leaves besides a devoted husband and a number of children, a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her death. The funeral took place Wednesday with interment at New Prospect.

Note: Sarah Ann Kirkland 11 August 1830 – 3 September 1900.

Kitchen, Captain J. D.

November 17, 1897

Captain Kitchen Dead

     Last night about 11:30, Captain J. D. Kitchen of Jefferson was found dead near the Ginocchio Hotel. An inquest was held by Justice Perry, the decision being, death caused by heart failure. The body was removed to the National Hotel where it was arranged for shipment to Jefferson. Captain Kitchen has for the past 30 years been a resident of Jefferson. He leaves a widow and two sons to mourn his loss. The remains were shipped to Jefferson on the cannon ball today.

Note: Marshall Evening Messenger, Marshall, Texas Wednesday, November 17, 1897

Kitchen, Minna

Friday, 10 July 1908

Death of Mrs. Kitchen

     Mrs. Minna Kitchen died Sunday morning, 5 July at 5:30 a. m. in New Orleans at the home of her son, W. H. Kitchen, she had been an  invalid for four or five years. Mrs. Kitchen had lived in Jefferson for many years before moving to New Orleans. Her husband, the late Captain J. D. Kitchen is buried here and Mrs Kitchen's body was brought here on T. & P. train at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. The body was taken to Oakwood Cemetery for burial beside her husband. Her sons, W. H. Kitchen, wife and daughter; J. D. Kitchen and wife came with the body on the train. Rev. William Percy conducted the graveside services. The Kitchen families returned to their in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Knapp, M. L.

30 October 1913

Mr. Knapp Dies West of Jefferson

     Mr. M. L. Knapp died at his home west of this city Friday night, October 24th, after an illness of some time. He had been a resident of Jefferson for about six years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and one son. The funeral was held Sunday at 10 a.m. with services conducted by Rev. C. T. Cummings, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Note: He is not listed in the Marion County Cemetery books.

Knight, Sam

Jefferson Jimplecute, Friday, 28 June 1907

An Old Negro Burned To Death

     About 3 a.m. Thursday morning, June 27th, the house of Sam Knight, an old Negro living 4 miles east of Lodi, was discovered on fire and he lost his life in the fire. Sam Knight was near 100 years old, had no near relatives, but a grand-nephew of his wife that lived with him. This boy, Jim Davis, tells that the old man was out of the house but went back in to get some money that was in the house when the roof fell in and he was burned up in the fire, and only a small amount of charred remains were found afterwards.

     Sam Knight was an old slave negro and was owned by Dan Sanford. He was also one who helped to blaze the road from Sulphur to Shreveport, before Jefferson was a town some seventy years ago.

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