Pendleton County Obituaries From The Falmouth Outlook

Pendleton County Obituaries From The Falmouth Outlook - Various Years
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John Hall, colored, aged 73 died Tuesday, March 11, 1924 after illness of seven months of Bright's disease and heart trouble.  He is survived by his wife and six children.


William R. Slater, familiarly called "Dick", former resident of Pendleton county, passed away at his home in Menefee county, after a lingering illness, on March 10, 1924.

Mr. Slater was born in Boone county on February 11, 1843, being 81 years and one month of age.  When quite a boy the family moved to Pendleton county where he married Miss Nancy Margaret McMillen, who preceded him four years ago.  Ten children blessed this union, seven of whom are still living:  Harry, the oldest son, lives in Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Millard Ledford, Miamisburg, Ohio; Mrs. L. N. Sexton, Mrs. Wm. Rice, Mrs. Thomas Simpkins, Thomas Slater and Mrs. W. B Craig, all of Menefee county.  All were present during the last days of his illness and death.  He also leaves two brothers, John and Thomas Slater, of Pendleton county, who were with him in his last hours.  Also four sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

For fifty years, Mr. Slater has been an honored citizen of Menefee county, where he was held in high esteem for his honest dealings and faithful friendship.  For the past four years of his life he has been cared for by his youngest daughter, Mrs. W. B. Craig, who lived at the old homestead.  Many sympathizing friends extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.


Lenox Washington Wilson, aged 63 years, better known as "Mack", son of George and Eliza Wilson, was born January 5, 1861, and died at his home near Fiskburg on March 12, 1924.  He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Brown and to this union seven children were born.  Those who are left to mourn their loss are:  Mrs. Sarah Wilson, his wife, Joe, Walter, Mrs. Albert Dunn, Mrs. Joe Dunn, Mrs. Alex Belew and Miss Mary Wilson and Mrs. Fannie Baker, who preceded him to the great beyond years ago.  He also leaves one brother, Frank Wilson, and one  half-sister, Mrs. Anna Gulick.  He was a member of the Christian church at Piner, Ky.  He was a loving father and husband, and a kind neighbor, and was always ready to help anyone, especially in sickness or death.  He was known by many people and we are sure that all who knew him will miss his helping hand.  During his illness he asked the neighbors to pray for him and he also prayed faithfully until his death.

We are glad to say that we know he was ready and willing to leave this world, because he prayed for the Lord to take him and forgive him for his shortcomings.

He was laid to rest by the side of his mother in the Wilmington cemetery at Fiskburg amid a host of relatives and friends.  Rev. Chas. Mangold conducted the funeral at the Wilmington Baptist church on Friday.


James A. Rankin died at his home near Claysville, Friday, March 14th, after several weeks illness.  He leaves his wife, three sons and four daughters.  His wife was formerly Miss Elizabeth Anold.  The surviving children are; Alva Rankin, of this city; Mrs. Thomas Trankler, of Kenton, Ky.; James Rankin, of near Paris; John Rankin, of near Claysville, and Mrs. Jim Quinn, of Cincinnati.  He also leaves two brothers and three sisters:  John Rankin, of Cynthiana; Tom Rankin, of Lyra, Ohio; Mrs. America Toadvine and Mrs. Mollie Boston, of Cynthiana, and Mrs. Eva Conley, of Hinton.

Mr. Rankin was a good citizen, loved and respected by all who knew him.  A large crowd of friends and relatives attended the funeral which was held at the Sunrise Christian church, conducted by Rev. Jones, Sunday, March 16, 1924.



There are sorrows so great, grief's that come so suddenly, that there seems no way to comfort the aching hearts of those who stand in the pall of affliction.  Such is the exceeding sorrow that has come to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Colvin in the death of their little daughter, Nell Mullins Colvin.  The spirit of this sweet little girl went to abide with the angels of God, last Friday afternoon, December 2nd.

Little Nell had been sick only two days.  Her illness baffled medical skill and those who heroically tried to restore her to health. 

On a bright summer day, June 12, 1912, a little ray of sunshine came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Colvin.  The only child of loving parents, from the hour of her birth little Nell was idolized with a parental affection that was akin to the divine.

The years sped swiftly by.  Time ever flies where much love abounds.  And with the flight of time, little Nell grew more and more into the hearts of those who loved her so dearly.  In school and in Sunday school she radiated brightness and cheer like a precious gem.  In school there was no brighter child than little Nell Colvin, and the tears of grief shed by her little schoolmates attest the anguish of their hearts when she was called away.

It is altogether fitting to speak a word of comfort to the ones near and dear to little Nell.  Oh, what can we say to loving parents in such anguish as this?  Words, mere words, are such feeble things.  Let us contemplate for a moment  upon this subject,--the death of a little girl.

The remembered innocence and endearments of a child stand us instead of the virtues of those who have died older.  Children have not exercised the great offices of charitable benevolence; they have not elected to be kind and good to folks of the world; nor stood  by us, from conscious will, in the hour of adversity.  But they have shared their pleasures and pains with us as well as they could; their lives are chaste and pure, not mingled with the troubles of the world.  Hence the sorrow occasioned by their death is the only one we can associate with their memories.  All other thoughts of these innocents are pure and lovely altogether,--happy thoughts that cannot die.  True, the bitterness of parting may always render them pensive; but they will not always be painful.

Whether it be the soft touch of her wealth of lustrous, golden curls or the sunshine of her smile, it will remain forever reflected by memory as the moon reflects the light upon us when the sun has gone into heaven.  The pain that is in it will soften into pleasant memories as the darker hue of the rainbow melts into the brighter.

To these, the parents and the loved ones, little Nell is rendered an immortal child.  Death, indeed, has stepped in and taken her away with its kindly harshness, and blessed her into an eternal image of purity and innocence.  Of such as these are the pleasantest shapes that visit our fancy and our hopes.  They are the eversmiling emblems of joy, the prettiest pages that wait upon our imagination.  Lastly, "Of these are the kingdom of heaven."

Funeral services were held, Sunday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Ann Mullins, conducted by the Rev. J. F. Richardson, of the Methodist church.  The little white casket was tenderly lowered to the last earthly resting place of the mortal remains of this precious child in Riverside cemetery. 

Pall-bearers were:  Rev. C. E. Brown, O. B. Gayle, R. C. Dills, E. C. Robbins, Vernon Wiggins, G. W. Colvin, W. G. Fryer and F. L. Ackman.


After several years of illness, of tuberculosis, Miss Thelma Wright, one of Harrison County's loveliest young women, died in Lexington December 25, 1922, at 10:10 a. m.  Miss Wright had recently gone to Lexington where she was under the care of a specialist.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evan E. Wright, of near town, and was born near Falmouth on March 28, 1898.  The family lived near Robinson for a few years, later moving to this city, going to the country last year.  She graduated in 1917 from Cynthiana High School where she was a member of the basketball team and prominent in various school activities.  In the fall of 1917 she entered the University of Kentucky where she also took an active interest in athletics, sorority and other student activities.  She was a popular member of the Kappa Delta sorority at the university.  When she became ill she sought relief at a sanitarium at Louisville and at Asheville, N. C. and for a time was much improved, but later suffered a relapse.

Miss Wright is survived by her parents, and three brothers, Mr. Forrest Wright, who is an instructor in Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., Elwin and Garnett Wright of this city.

In 1911 Miss Wright united with the Christian Church at Robinson where she then resided.  She was a lovely and attractive girl and was exceedingly popular with a wide circle of friends who are greatly grieved at her death just as she was entering young womanhood.

The funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. E. Moss, were held at the residence of her parents on the White Oak pike near town Wednesday afternoon and the burial was in Battle Grove cemetery.  The pall bearers were her three brothers, and Messrs. Wilson Browning, of Newport, Nelson Galloway and Frank Browning of Falmouth.

Among those here for the funeral were Messrs. J. W. Wright and family, F. M. Browning and family, Boone, Asa and James Wright and families, Archie Galloway and family, Julian Martin and family, Omie Collier, Mrs. Susie Wright and son, Colvin, Misses Mary Elizabeth Colvin, Florence Wiggins, Gnola Holmes, Mr. J. C. Hamilton, all of Falmouth;  Mr. Joe Dawson, of Catawba; and Mr. Ray Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Browning, of Newport; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Bourne, of Versailles.


Pendleton County lost one of its brightest and sweetest flowers of youth last Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock when the grim angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wright, of near Four Oaks, and claimed the gentle spirit of their beautiful daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, aged 13 years, after a week's illness of appendicitis.  Last Friday morning her condition was thought critical and she underwent an operation, but all efforts to save her proved futile, death resulting that afternoon. 

She was a pupil at the Bunker Hill school and her teacher was proud of her, for her deportment was perfect and her capacity for hard study was extraordinary.  Every pupil in the school loved this sweet, unselfish girl, who was kind and considerate toward all.

Katherine Elizabeth Wright was born March 17, 1903.  She was a devout member of the Richland Methodist Church and showed rare devotion for one of her years.  Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Misses Grace and Mildred Wright.

The funeral services were held at the Richland Methodist church, conducted by Rev. E. K. Pike, last Sunday afternoon at 2:30, after which the remains were tenderly and gently lowered to their last resting place in the Mt. Vernon cemetery amid banks of beautiful flowers bedewod(?) with the tears of sorrowing relatives and friends.

The pall-bearers were:  Colvin Wright, Forest Wright, Beverly Wright, Julian Martin and Langley Parker.  The flower girls were six of her friends and schoolmates:  Misses Lillian Wright, Mary Clark Wright, Mildred Sharp, Nellie McKenney, Edna Shewalter and Ruth Wright.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Browning, of Newport; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wright, of Robinson Station; Rev. J. A. Wright, of Parkersburg, W. Va; Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Steward, of Cynthiana.

The floral offerings were magnificent and were a silent testimony of the esteem in which she was held.

The bereaved parents and sisters have the profound sympathy of the entire community.

I am going to include a second obit for Katherine with additional information:

Friday, November  3, 1916, at 5:00 o'clock p. m. Katherine Elizabeth, the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wright, of near Bunker Hill, fell asleep in Jesus.  The announcement came as a great shock to the many friends and relatives in this county.  She had been ill for about a week with appendicitis, and on Friday her condition grew so alarming that her loved ones became exceedingly anxious as to her recovery.  About 12:00 o'clock that day she underwent an operation, with the fond hope that her life would be spared.  She rallied from the shock and apparently was doing nicely when about 4:00 o'clock she told those about her bedside that everything was growing dark.  It was only a short time until the life cord was severed and her pure little spirit returned to the God who gave it.  Death came like a flash of lightning from a clear sky, as it was so unexpected.  When it was fully realized that little  Katherine was no more, tears freely flowed from the eyes of both young and old, because she was loved for being so mild, lovely, gentle and kind.  Reared in an environment where love ruled, she responded to the teachings of those whose lives sweetly touched hers, and at all times reflected so pleasingly her home training.  Her thirteen years of life in this world were filled with golden deeds and she merited the love bestowed upon her.

When the end was near, listening love saw a beam of glorious sunshine steal its way across her face and caress her and the angels led her through the "valley of the shadow" and the soul winged its flight to Heaven.

Katherine gave herself to Christ July 21, 1915, at a meeting at Mr. Vernon under the preaching of Rev. E. K. Pike.  The Christian life that she led is well known to all of us.

Katherine came to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wright March 19, 1903.  Her going away has bowed their heads in sorrow, but believing in the do in a life to come, they will bear their burden with that fortitude that only Christians do.

The funeral was held Sunday at the Mt. Vernon Methodist church conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. K. Pike, and the edifice would not hold all who came to pay a last farewell to her memory.  With naught to disturb her peaceful slumber the flower bedecked casket was lowered into mother earth to return to the dust from which it came.

The pall-bearers were:  Colvin, Forest, Lewis and Beverly Wright, Langley Parker and Julian Martin.

The flower girls were:  Nellie McKenney, Ruth Wright, Lillian Wright, Edna Shewalter, Mary C. Wright and Mildred Sharp.

(the dates of birth differ in the two obits)


Born June 28, 1879
Died June 25, 1936
Services at Mount Vernon
Saturday , June 27
At 2 P.M.
Rev. C. H. Caswell
Mount Vernon Cemetery
By Falmouth Council No. 152
Jr. O. U. A. M
Honorary Pallbearers
Grover King, Henry Browning
Ira Wright, Loren Clayton
Fred Wright, Emmett Shields
Walter Collier, Luther Holmes
Homer Casey, Virgie Holmes
Abner Lea, Edward Holmes



Services for
Jesse G. Galloway
July 4, 1881
August 5, 1935
will be held at
Falmouth Christian Church
Wednesday, August 7th
at 10:30 A. M.
Rev. W. M. Lenox
assisted by
Rev. Hilton A. Windley
Pall Bearers
Grover King, A. T. Shafer
H. H. Shoemaker, Boone Wright
S. W. Wyatt, F. L. Arnold


Charles  Joseph, son of Charles and Lena Dahms Marquardt was born near Falmouth, Pendleton county, Ky., Dec. 26, 1860.  Here with two brothers and two sisters, he grew to manhood on the home farm.  Each of his parents was born in Germany and were thrifty and industrious, and he enjoyed the advantages of a prosperous home.

On Mar. 2, 1882, he was united in marriage to Ida May Roberts by the late Rev. Marcus Arnold.  To this unison five children were born.  Two died in infancy.  Two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Fielding of Sydney, O., and Mrs. Velva Dodson of Toledo, O., and a son, Harry, at home, are left with Mrs. Marquardt to mourn the loss of a devoted father and husband.

Very dear to him were his two grandchildren, Iris Eileen and Harold Marquardt Dodson, whom he and his wife took into their home at the death of their father, Earl Dodson.  To them he was more than grandfather, as he tried to take the place of father, too.

Joe, as he was familiarly called by those who knew him best, was a fine friend and good neighbor.  He had lived almost 27 years on the farm where he died, and counted as a friend everyone in that vicinity.  Kindliness and generosity were the keynotes of his character.

He was a member of the Falmouth Methodist Church for almost 40 years.  While living he took a prominent part in all church activities.  He served as Sunday School superintendent several years, always enjoying music and church songs.  He was familiar with his Bible and was able to quote freely his favorite passages.

After an illness of seven weeks, unafraid of death and strong in his faith of a life hereafter, he sank peacefully to sleep Dec. 27, 1936, aged 76 years and 1 day.

He has a number of relatives and friends in Pendleton county and always enjoyed having some one read the news from his old home and his friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dibert of the Waynesville Methodist Church.  Miss Lucy Emly sang the two beautiful songs, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Asleep in Jesus."  He was laid to rest in the Waynesville (Ohio) cemetery.


James Keith Wolfe, infant son of James and Ruth Simpson Wolfe, born Dec. 10, 1936, died Jan. 4, 1937, at their home on the Catawba pike near Falmouth.

Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Ray, Robert and Carol Wolfe, and one sister, Wilma Gay; his grandparents, Mrs. Lizzie Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Simpson, and other relatives.

Services were held at Mt. Vernon Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. W. M. Lenos.  Interment took place there, with funeral director J. M. Mason in charge of arrangements.

The parents, brothers and sister have the sympathy of all in this loss.


Henry Zumwalde, 61, died suddenly of pneumonia at St. Mary's Hospital on Friday, Dec. 25, 1936.

He is survived by one brother, Joseph Zumwalde of Oakley, O., and one sister, Mrs. John Eibert of Demossville, Ky.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Oakley, O., conducted by the Rev. Dacey, the Rev. Ostmeyer and the Rev. Doan.  Interment took place in St. Mary's cemetery at St. Bernard, O.

Pall bearers were Al Zumwalde, William Fritz, Charles Woellert, Henry Redcamp, William Miller and Joseph Kuhl.


Mrs. Lavina Bonar Cummins, widow of John W. Cummins, died Saturday night, Jan. 2, 1937, at Cincinnati.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Lenoxburg chapel.  Interment took place at Lenoxburg with funeral directors Thomas & Parramore in chaarge.

Mrs. Cummins was a daughter of the late Barney and Thursday Bonar.  She is survived by a number of close relatives and friends.  A full account of her passing will be given in next week's Outlook.


Patrick Hogan, 64, native of Pendleton county, died Dec. 27, 1936, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. D. Quigley, in Covington, suddenly.  Funeral services were held at the Holy Cross Church, Latonia, with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

Mr. Hogan was born and reared near Portland, Pendleton county, but moved to Covington several years ago.  His wife, who has passed on, was Miss Clara Stephens.


Dr. Eugene B. Pribble, 59, died at his home at Salem, Ill., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1936, after an illness of several years.  He fell over three months ago and fractured his hip and had not been able to be out of bed since then.

Dr. Pribble was born at Pribble's Cross Roads, Pendleton county, Oct. 2, 1877, the son of the late Sylvester  M. and Emma Hitch Pribble.  He went to Illinois when he was 14 years old with his family.  He graduated from the Cincinnati Medical College and was a successful physician in Salem.  He began his practice of medicine at St. Elmo, Illinois, and upon the death of his father-in-law, he assumed charge of the hospital at Salem, Ill.  He united with the Walnut Grove Methodist Church when a boy and remained a Methodist all of his life.

Dr. Pribble is survived by his wife and one son, Dr. John Pribble of Chicago, Ill., who is a physician and surgeon, and by two brothers, Rollie Pribble of Evanston, Ill., and H. R. Pribble of Rockport, Ind.  A sister, Miss Nelle Pribble died several years ago.  He is also survived by a number of close relatives and many friends in this county.

He is also survived by a half-sister, Mrs. Loucille Brown of Flora, Ill.


G. W. Curtis, 71, formerly of Pendleton county, died at his home at Piqua, Ohio, Nov. 26, 1936.  He was reared in the E. A. Arnold home in this county and has many friends who will regret to hear of his passing.

He is survived by his widow and four daughters.  Mr. Curtis formerly taught school at McKinney, Ky.  He was a man of fine integrity of character and was admired by all who knew him.


Thomas Dance, 82, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Lucy Barberick of near Independence, Ky., Dec. 24, 1936.  He was the son of Mrs. Jack Dance, who formerly lived in Pendleton county, and is survived by his brother, George Dance of Covington.

Interment took place at Bethel on Sunday, Dec. 27.


Alvin Wiggins, aged 74 years and 9 months, passed away at his home on S. Maple Ave., Falmouth, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 30, 1936, after an illness of several months.

Funeral services were held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. J. A. Wright of Clendenin, W. Va., and the Rev. E. L. Griffy, pastor of the Falmouth Methodist Church. Interment took place  in the Riverside cemetery with funeral directors Thomas Parramore in charge of arrangements.

Pall bearers were John Colvin, G. Walker Colvin, James Wiggins, William Wiggins, Truett Wiggins and John Albert Wright.

Mr. Wiggins was born at Riley's Old Mill, Bracken county, March 30, 1862, the son of the late William and Lucy Browning Wiggins.  He was married to Miss Nannie Colvin of this county.  She passed away several years ago.  To this union one daughter was born, Miss Florence Wiggins at home, and one son, Vernon Wiggins of Lexington.  Mr. Wiggins was a member of the Falmouth Methodist Church and was a splendid church man and home lover.  He was in active business in Falmouth until about a year ago when he retired.  He was an expert cabinet maker and could work any piece of furniture or needed piece out of wood.  He was well known throughout the county.

Besides his son and daughter, Mr. Wiggins is survived by two half-brothers and two half-sisters, who were the same as if they had been full brothers and sisters.  They are James L. Wiggins, William Wiggins and Mrs. Katherine Parker of Falmouth and Mrs. Effie (J. A. ) Wright of Clendenin, W. Va.  His sister Miss Mollie Wiggins and a half-brother, Vernon, have passed away.  In addition to these there is one grandchild surviving, Alvin Thornton Wiggins of Lexington, six nephews and nieces, and two aunts, Mrs. J. R Galloway and Mrs. Fannie Fishback of Missouri, and many other relatives and friends.


Mrs. Julia Ann Poor, 80, one of Falmouth's esteemed citizens, died at her home in Falmouth on Thursday, De. 31, 1936.  He had been in frail health all of her life.

Funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. F. Crecelius, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by her pastor, the Rev. R. H. Tolle.  Interment took place in Riverside cemetery with funeral director J. M. Mason in charge.

Pall bearers were Lisle Gulick, Harry Gulick, Raymond Gulick, R. A. Thompson, F. T. Chipman and Dr. C. F. Crecelius.

Mrs. Poor was born in this county Nov. 18, 1856, the daughter of the late William and Mary Isabelle Thompson Gulick.  She was married to William Poor, who has been dead for over 35 years.  She was one of a large family of children, only four of whom survive, Thomas Gulick of Falmouth, Mrs. J. C. B. Conrad of Williamstown, Mrs. Laura Glackman of Rockport, Ind. and Mrs. C. F. Crecelius of Falmouth.  Louis Gulick, Fred Gulick, Mrs. Hattie Renaker in addition to two infants have passed on.

Mrs. Poor was a member of the Falmouth Baptist Church all of her life and when her health permitted was a regular attendant at church.  She was a kindly woman and kept an active interest in the members of her family and friends, and she will be greatly missed from her family circle.


Joseph William Makemson, 83, one of the county's best known and highly esteemed citizens, passed peacefully away at his home near Morgan Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, 1936, following an extended illness incident to advanced age.  He had retired from active farming several years ago and was making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Rule Makemson, who devotedly administered to his every need during his illness.

Mr. Makemson was a son of the late William and Rebecca Brann Makemson, and was born near Short Creek Dec. 3, 1853.  In early life he united with the Baptist Church and remained steadfast in the faith until the end.  He was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Moore of near Morgan Sep. 6, 1883, and to this union five children were born.  He is survived by two sons and one daughter, Risk and Rule Makemson of Morgan and Mrs. Bessie Aulick of Tucson, Ariz; two brothers J. T. and Marshall Makemson, and two sisters, Miss Anna Makemson and Mrs. Ella Aulick, all of Morgan, and one grandson Lloyd Aulick.  One daughter died in infancy, Nancy  passed away in 1922, and his beloved wife preceded him in 1926.

Mr. Makemson was a man of sterling character, plain, upright and honest.  He was a devoted husband and father and a citizen who enjoyed the confidence of his neighbors and legion of friends in all parts of the county.  He came from two of Pendleton county's pioneer families and retained those fine attributes of character of our early settlers, courtesy, integrity, industry and self-reliance.  He spent his long useful life in the same vicinity and was honored many times by his friends in minor capacities and was true to every trust.  He followed farming all his life and was industrious and successful.  For 66 years he resided on the same farm west of Morgan.  He performed his task well in this life and he passed on to that better world with the plaudits of those who loved and knew him best.

The funeral services were held at the Morgan Christian Church Friday afternoon at 2, conducted by the Rev. O. J. Steger of Latonia, a former pastor and personal friend of the deceased.  Rev. Steger paid a fitting tribute to the life and activities of this beloved citizen.  Burial took place in the Morgan cemetery by the side of his life companion.  Funeral directors John A. Woodhead & Son were in charge of the arrangements.

Beautiful music was rendered by Misses Mildred Ewing, Jenna Elizabeth Arnold, Mrs. Thomas Hume, Mrs. G. C. Thompson, Noel Douglas, Preston Laster, Frank Collins and Kenneth Parker.  Mr. J. T. Douglas presided at the piano.

The casket bearers were M. J. Coleman, N. Latimer, C. E. Arnold, F. L. Arnold, Walter Sparks, Geo. Purdy, Harry Perrin and Joseph Aulick.



Mrs. Grace Rouse Carnes, 63, wife of Charles W. Carnes, one of Falmouth's most esteemed gentlewomen, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 1937, after fifteen months of intense suffering with heart trouble.

Funeral services were held at the residence on Robbins Avenue Monday afternoon at 1:30, conducted by her lifelong friend and pastor, the Rev. E. Griffy, minister of the Falmouth Methodist Church.  Interment took place at Riverside cemetery with funeral director J. M. Mason in charge.

Pall bearers were Will Watson, W. J. Kennedy, C. R. Rouse, C. A. Taliaferro, Ralph Fossett and R Colvin Wright.

Mrs. Carnes was born in this county Nov. 20, 1873, the daughter of the late Lafayette Jasper Rouse and Mrs. Elizabeth Humphrey Rouse, who was a native of Albany, N. Y.  On Dec. 19, 1898, she and Charles W. Carnes were united in marriage.  To this union were born three children, Mrs. Mary C. Bradford, Pendleton Circuit Court Clerk, Falmouth; Russell Carnes of Louisville and Mrs. Paul Wesche of Cleveland, Ohio.  Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Carnes is survived by two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. T. O. Kennedy of Mentor, C. J. Rouse of Cynthiana and C. E. Rouse of Butler.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Tommy and Charles Carnes of Louisville and Jimmy Wesche of Cleveland, besides many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Carnes was a member of the Falmouth Methodist Church and was faithful to its teaching and instruction.  Although her health had prevented her from taking part in the church and community activities, yet she maintained an active and alert interest in all affairs.  She was especially devoted to her family and was able to enjoy Christmas Day with them.  One of the events to make her last days enjoyable was a family dinner in November at which all of her brothers and sisters were present.  In her passing a sincere friend, a loving mother and a fine character is lost from our midst.


(January  1937)
Theodore Fenton Bradford, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bradford of Covington, and grandson of the late W. C. and Mrs. Icy Coleman Bradford, formerly of Catawba, was killed by a motor bus in Covington.  He was struck while roller skating.

Funeral services were held at his parents' home, conducted by the pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Latonia.  Interment took place at Highland cemetery.

Besides his parents, young Bradford is survived by his brothers and sisters and many other relatives and close friends.


March 13, 1853
August 31, 1939
Services at
Richland Baptist Church
Saturday, Sept. 2, 1939
At 2 P. M.
Rev. Robert H. Tolle
Richland Cemetery


George D. Wagoner, 86, retired Bourbon County farmer, died Monday July 20, 1942, at his home in Paris, after an illness of one year.  He was born in Campbell County and lived nearly 54 years in the vicinity of Clintonville.  Mr. Wagoner sold his farm there  about six months ago and moved to Paris.  He was a member of the Clintonville Christian Church.

Mr. Wagoner is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Jolly Wagoner; three brothers, J. A. Wagoner of Paris and C. D. and T. M. Wagoner of Harrison County, and one foster-son, Clarence Lawrence, Paris.

Mr. Wagoner spent his young manhood in Pendleton County and went to Bourbon 54 years ago, where he worked on the farm and through industry and frugality he later became a landowner and a prosperous citizen.  He leaves many relatives and friends in the Blanket Creek section, where he formerly resided.


Frank Leslie Arnold, aged 69 years, well known Falmouth resident, died suddenly at his home on Robbins Avenue, Monday, April 9, 1945, at 10:30 P. M. of a heart attack. 

He was the son of the late John and Emmaline Pock Arnold, and was born June 14, 1875.  Mr. Arnold joined the Short Creek Baptist Church at the age of 18 years, but moved his membership to the Falmouth Baptist Church in 1942.  He married Miss Chana Asbury in April, 1896, and to this union three children were born.

He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. J. Henry Galloway of Hazard, and one son, Allie F. Arnold of Lima, Ohio.  He is also survived by three grandchildren.

Mr. Arnold was the last of his parental family, two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Daugherty and Mrs. Ada West having preceded him.  He was one of Pendleton County's most conscienctious, industrious, fugal and patriotic citizens.  He was a successful farmer, dairyman and cattle producer.  He owned a fine farm and was considered a scientific tiller of the soil.  His home life was ideal and he was a clever neighbor and friend.  He was a churchman all of his life, and gave liberally to the cause.  A splendid citizen has gone to his reward.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, at the Falmouth Baptist Church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. M. P. Delaney, and Rev. Earl Parker.  A quartet composed of Rev. Delaney, R. Rish Arnold, G. W. Colvin and Frazier Norris, with Mrs. Albert Fisher at the organ, rendered three beautiful numbers.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.  J. M. Mason, Falmouth funeral director was in charge.

Active pallbearers were Lester Moore, B. N. Wilson, Lester Butcher, Spencer Ballinger, Edwin Earle and Clifford Lach.

Honorary pallbears were; Dr. J. E. Wilson, George B. Held, G. W. Colvin, D. Barnett Casey, R. R. Arnold, J. L. Bradford, C. W. Carnes, W. E. Gray, Charles Marquardt and O. B. Gayle.


Robert Lee Thompson, son of Deputy Sheriff Alvin and Mrs. Minnie Gill Thompson, was born near Marcus, Pendleton County, on July 6, 1908, and peacefully passed away on April 12, 1945, at 2 A. M. in the same house in which he was born.  At the time of his passing being 36 years, 9 months, and 6 days of age.

He was united in marriage to Miss Opal Mae Beagle on Dec. 23, 1939, and to this union one son was born.  Besides his devoted wife and son, he is survived by his parents, one sister, and one brother, and a number of other close relatives and friends.

Mr. Thompson was a devoted Christian gentleman, having united with the Morgan Christian Church in early life and remaining true to his faith.  He was a hard working farmer and very successful in this activity.  He had a kind disposition and was a true friend to all who knew him, being honest, sober and an upright gentleman in every sense of the word.  With his passing it can truthfully be said that this section of the county has lost a valuable citizen

The funeral services were conducted from the Morgan Christian Church on Saturday afternoon, April 14, at 2 o'clock, with his pastor, Rev. Cleo Purvis, officiating.  Burial took place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery at Berry.  The Woodhead Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The music was furnished by Mrs. Henry Bishop, Mrs. Joe Woodhead, Walker Colvin and Noel Douglas, with Miss Lou Redman at the piano.

The pallbearers were Gilbert Stone, Russell McCandless, Earl Wallace, John Thompson, Bradley Gillespie, Augustus Bailey and Raymond Beagle.

The flower bearers were Norine Buskirk, Flora K. Cox, Wanda Gill, Dolly Thompson, Mildred Thompson, Irene Jenkins, Christine Thompson, Ann Ross Perrin, Ruth Day, Christine Jenkins and Anna Rhea Martin.



Cpl. Oscar H. Barton, well-known Pendleton County youth, gave his life for his country when he was killed somewhere in Germany on March 23, 1945.  The telegram bearing the sad news was received by his wife, Mrs. Millie (Mullins) Barton of Morrow, Ohio.

Corporal Barton was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barton of Pleasant Ridge, Pendleton County.  He is also survived by one sister and one brother.


Carl Edwin Hall, son of the late Martha Dudley and Larkin Garnet Hall, was born in Rushville, Ind., on July 26, 1904, and passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elmer Woods, in Covington on July 23, 1947.

In early childhood he moved from Rushville, Ind., with his parents to Pendleton County, where he lived until early manhood.  After that he spent the remainder of his life in Covington.  He was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church, with which he united at the age of 12 years.

He is survived by six sisters and brothers, Mrs. Bessie Mains and Mrs. Clara Crawford of Falmouth, Mrs Eva Washburn, Mrs. Abbie Courtney, Miss Cecil Hall and Mrs. Elmer Woods of Covington, Charles Hall of Falmouth and Garnet Hall of Covington, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, July 25, in Covington at 1 P. M. by Rev. Hilton Windley.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth. 

Casket bearers were six nephews.

C. L. GAYLE     
(August, 1947)
O. B. Gayle of Falmouth received a telephone call Friday night, July 25, informing him of the passing of his brother, C. L.Gayle, that day at Manhattan, Mont.  Mr. Gayle was a retired druggist.


Mrs. Nancy Hamilton, aged 85 years, died at the home of her son, Ferd Wyatt, on Wednesday morning, July 23, 1947.

She was the daughter of the late William and Margaret McKinney Lea, and was one of a large family of 10 children.  She was first married to James Henry Wyatt, and two children were born to this union, one daughter, Mattie, dying in infancy, and a son, Ferd Wyatt, with whom she made her home.  Her husband, James Henry Wyatt, passed away about 50 years ago.

She later married Alf Collier, who preceded her in death.  After his death, she married Louis M. Hamilton, who died 12 years ago.

Besides her son, she is survived by two brothers, James Lea and Elijah Lea, both of Pendleton County.  She also leaves two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Antioch Christian Chruch, with which she united early in life.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Lenox from the Antioch Christian Church on Friday July 25, at 2 o'clock.  Burial took place in the Antioch Cemetery.  Thomas, Fossett & Yelton were in charge of the arrangements.

The pallbearers were Ed Williams, Kenneth Anderson, Tom Lonaker, W. M. Whitson, Buddy Jones and Frank Perrin.

The flower bearers were Phyllis Colvin, Violet Jones, Erma Snoddy and Anna Lee Williams.



William Joseph Martin, aged 16 years, son of City Street Engineer and Mrs. Nellie Taylor Martin of West Shelby Street, Falmouth, passed on suddenly  Tuesday morning, March 10, 1936, following a short illness.

The young man fell on Feb. 22, and bruised his hip which became infected.  He later had influenza and went into pneumonia late Monday, and passed on at 1:40 Tuesday morning, his death coming  as a severe shock to his family and neighbors and friends.

Young Martin was born in Pendleton county Jan. 16, 1920.  He attended the Morgan school, but was not in school at the time of his passing.  He was a splendid young man and was moved and admired by all with whom he came in contact.  He was cheerful, kindly and always ready to help.  His passing brings nothing but deep sorry and regret.  He united with the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church and was always interested in its work and progress.

Besides his devoted parents, young Martin is survived by two brothers and a sister.  He is also survived by his grandfather V. A. Martin.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. C. H. Caswell.  Burial took place in the Richland cemetery.  Funeral director R. B. M. Colvin was in charge of arrangements.

Casket-bearers were Shelby Martin, Elmore Colvin, Joe Ed Martin, Joe Sharp, Clyde Ballinger and Everson Ballinger.

Flower-bearers were six members of the Sunday School class of which he was a member.

M. J. COLEMAN     

Michael J. Coleman, aged 79 years, former resident of Falmouth, but who had been residing in Covington for the past three years, died at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Saturday morning, July 26, 1947, at 9:40 A. M., following a few days illness. 

He was the son of the late John and Margaret Donehue Coleman, and was born in Pendleton County on Jan. 26, 1868.  He married Miss Sarah Carmody of Bracken County and to this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive.  His wife preceded him in death June 3, 1928.  A son, John, and a daughter Marcella, also preceded him in death.

He leaves four daughters, and three sons.  Mr. Coleman is also survived by two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Coleman and Mrs. Margaret Kelly of Bellevue, and one brother, Rev. Thomas J. Coleman of Bellevue.

Mr. Coleman was a lifelong member of St. Xavier Catholic Church until three years ago, when he moved to Covington and became a member of St. Mary's Cathedral parish.  He was also a  member of the Holy Name Society of that church.

Requiem high mass was sung at St. Mary's Cathedral Monday morning at 9 o'clock by Rev. Thomas J. Coleman, his brother.  At the altar was Monsgr. Edward J. Klosterman, Father Edward Carlin, Father Murphy, Father Busmeyer and Father Huyerman.  Prayers were  said by Rev. Coleman and the blessing was given by Rev. Carlin. Burial took place in St. Xavier Catholic Cemetery at Falmouth.

The local arrangements were in charge of C. B. Peoples.


David Allen Beighle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beighle, was born July 27, 1947, in Pendleton County near Goforth, and passed away the same day at his home near Elizabethville.

He is survived by his parents and one brother.

Short funeral services were held at the grave in Riverside Cemetry by Rev. R. Sharon Moore on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Thomas, Fossett & Yelton were in charge.



Funeral services for Mrs. Louella Frances Allender, aged 74 years, highly beloved Christian woman, who died at the home of her daughter near Foster on July 18, 1847, were held Sunday afternoon at the Lenoxburg Baptist Church.  Burial took place  in the Lenoxburg Cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Pangburn Utter, and was born near Foster on Oct. 4, 1873.  She was united in marriage to Wilford Kennedy in 1890, and to this union four children were born.  Charles of Silver Grove, Mrs. Myrtle Vanlandingham of Peach Grove and Mrs. Grace McCleese of Vanceburg, surviving.

After the passing of Mr. Kennedy in 1903, she later married James Allender, who died in 1936, and to this union four children were born, Mrs. Mary Shotwell and Arthur Allender, both of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Louetta Fossitt of Foster, surviving.  Two other children, Elizabeth Kennedy and Jessee Allender, passed away in infancy.

Mrs. Allender is survived, besides her six children, by 21 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Andrew of Fisher, James of Foster and Gilbert of Fisher, and one sister, Mrs. Mae Ratliff of Berlin.

Mrs Allender was a member of the Foster Methodist Church, with which she untited at the early age of 12 years.  After her marriage to Mr. Kennedy she joined the Silver Grove Baptist Church, and after his passing she moved her membership to the Second 12-Mile Baptist Church at Peach Grove.

McCarty & Metcalfe were in charge of all arrangements.


Clyde Boone Wright, son of the late Benjamin and Addie Day Wright, was born near Mt. Carmel, Pendleton County, on Aug. 20, 1877, and passed away very suddenly at the home of his daughter , Mrs. Verdie Cummins, near Short Creek, on July 29, 1947.  At the time of his passing, he was 69 years, 11 months, and nine days of age.

He was united in marriage to Miss Myrtie Wyatt in December, 1898.  She passed away August 18, 1929.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Verdie Cummins of near Short Creek and Mrs. Edward Holmes of near Mt. Vernon; one brother,  Asa Wright of near Mt. Vernon, and one sister, Mrs. Archie W. Galloway of Falmouth.  One brother, Evan Wright, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Collier, passed away several years  ago.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.  Two grandchildren have preceded him in death.

Mr. Wright was a farmer, and was considered one of this county's most progressive and influential citizens.  He was a Christian gentleman, and proved this in all of his dealings with his many friends and neighbors in the Four Oaks and Mt. Vernon neighborhood, where he spent almost his entire life.

While he was a very young man, he united with the Richland Baptist Church, and was a faithful member of that congregation until his passing.  He was also a member of Falmouth Council No. 152, Jr. O. U. A. M.   His brothers of that fraternity conducted their last rites at the grave.

Funeral services were held at the Richland Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon, July 31, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. K. Judy, his former pastor, assisted by Rev. Harold Clark, the present pastor.  Interment was in Richland Cemetery.  Funeral directors Thomas, Fossett & Yelton were in charge.

A quartet, composed of Mrs. C. H. Fossett, Mrs. R. C. Wright, Rev. C. F. McKee and Frazer Norris, accompanied by Mrs R. E. McElmurry at the piano sang "Precious Memories," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Sweet By and By." 

Casket bearers were officers of his church, Harry Moore, Rogan Whitaker, William Bradford, Fred Wright, Robert Hampton and John Hamilton.


Roger J. Cavanaugh, aged 71 years, native of Pendleton County and a retired farmer, died Monday, July 28, 1947, at his home in Staffordsburg, Kenton County.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Nola Thorton Cavanaugh; one son, William B. Cavanaugh, at home; three sisters, Mrs. James Donahue of Pendleton County, Mrs. Edward Crowley of Butler and Mrs. Joseph Murphy of Morning View, and two brothers, Clifford Cavanaugh of Pendleton County and Daniel Cavanaugh of Norwood, Ohio.

Requiem high mass was sung at the St. Cecelia Church at Independence on Thursday morning.  Burial took place in St. Cecelia Cemetery.

Chas. Saalfeld. 64, Dies From Injuries

Charles Saalfeld, president of the Saalfeld Paper Co., 54 Vine St., Cincinnati, died Friday morning, Aug. 1, 1947, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington, of injuries received July 29 in a traffic accident in Covington.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Esther Hetterman Saalfeld, who he married last May 7, and who is a native of Pendleton County; four sons by a former marriage, Clem, Joseph and Robert, all of Kenton County, and Capt. Charles Saafeld of Fort Bragg, N. C.; five daughters, Mrs. Helen Rymarquis of Ft. Mitchell, Mrs. Florence Eckert of Cincinnati, Mrs. Elizabeth Boneau and Mrs. Stella Strunk of Ft. Wright and Mrs. Hancock of Lenoxburg, and 16 grandchildren.

Mr. Saalfeld founded his paper company in 1926, and by 1936 had become known as one of the leading paper distributors in the tri-State area.  Since that time his business has expanded to deliveries throughout the nation.

Mr. Saalfeld rose to the top of the business world in truly the American way.  He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Covington and was loyal to his faith.  His kindness and good nature acquired for him many friends.  His passing is deplored by his many friends throughout Northern Kentucky.

Requiem high mass was sung Monday morning at St. Patrick's Church, Covington.  Burial took place in the Mother of God Cemetery.


Mrs. Molly Arnold, widow of James J. Arnold, formerly of Morgan, died at her home in Harrison, Ohio, on Monday morning, Aug. 4, 1947.

Mrs. Arnold was Mary Lucinda Stith, daughter of the late William and Margaret Bonar Stith, and was born near Portland, Pendleton County, in 1878.  In her early girlhood she became a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church at Protland.  She took her membership to Indiana in 1919, when the family moved from Kentucky.  She was married to James J. Arnold of Morgan on Oct.13, 1896.  They had a happy family of six children.

Four of the children survive, Rev. Jack Arnold, who holds a pastorate in Western Indiana, Clay Arnold of Durham, N. C., Mrs. Mary Schuler of Harrison, Ohio, and Robert Arnold of Miamitown, Ohio.  Besides these she is survived by six grandchildren; a brother, Charles Stith of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ella Stith  of Moore's Hill, Indiana, and a host of friends and relatives in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, where she was known and loved for her patience and cheerfulness during her long illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Moore's Hill, Ind.  Burial took place in the Aurora, Ind. Cemetery.


Mrs. Henrietta Webb Dickerson, aged 79 years, widow of the late R. T. Dickerson, Williamstown tobacco broker, died in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, early Monday, Aug. 4, 1947, after a long illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence with burial in the Williamstown Cemetery.  Elliston & Stanley were in charge.


A tribute--To one of Butler and Pendleton County's finest citizens, Harry Howard Yelton, who gained his eternal reward Sept. 21, 1947, at the age of 75  years, seven months and five days.

A retired railway mail clerk of 38 1/2 years service, Mr. Yelton quietly lived at his home in Butler until he fell July 24, suffering a broken hip.  He received treatment for many weeks at the Booth Memorial Hospital in Covington, and all that loving hands could do was to no avail.

Mr. Yelton was the son of Benjamin Yelton of Pendleton County and Sarah Moreland Yelton, a native of Cincinnati, and was born at Flower Creek near Butler on Feb. 16, 1872.  He married Miss Lula Yelton on June 20, 1899, who survives his passing.

Mr. Yelton also leaves two sons, Harry Yelton Jr. of Butler and Max Yelton of Dayton, Ohio.

Mr. Yelton is favorably remembered, not only by his legion of relatives and friends here in Pendleton County, but also by his fellow railway mail clerks.  When he retired about the year 1933 from the mail service, he received a letter from Postmaster General Jams(?) Farley, in which he thanked him for his long and efficient services.  Mr. Farley concluded the letter by writing that he hoped the remainder of Mr. Yelton's life would be of happiness, contentment and well being.  Ernest M. Rouse, one of Mr. Yelton's fellow postal workers, describes him as "one of the grandest characters Pendleton County ever produced."

Aside from his postal duties, Mr. Yelton took an active interest in civic and religious affairs of Butler.  He was a member of the Butler Christian Church and Bostwick Masonic Lodge No. 508.  Mr. Yelton was also secretary and directors of the Farmers Bank in Butler, and president of the Butler Cemetery Association, in which he took a great interest.

Mr. Yelton was a kind and friendly man, always willing to help anyone in time of trouble.  He raised beautiful flowers, more especially dahlias.  He took a deep interest in young children and he was continuously being kind to them.  It is true that Butler has lost a valuable citizen, but consolation can be had from the good which Harry. H. Yelton left on this earth.

Funeral services were held Sept. 24, at the C. B. Peoples Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Cleo Purvis and assisted by Rev. S. R. Mann, Masonic services, led by Ed Kidwell, were also held.  Burial took place in the Butler Cemetery.



Philip Edward Conroy, son of the late Patrick J. and Eliza O'Donnell Conroy, was born in Pendleton County on Jan. 11, 1868, and peacefully departed this life at his home near Short Creek on Saturday, Oct. 11, 1947, at the age of 79 years and nine months.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Aylward on Jan. 7, 1889, and to this union 11 children were born, Thomas of Cuba, Edward of Norwood, Ohio, Clarence of Covington, Mrs. Grace Delaney, Frank and Dorothy of near Falmouth, Ernest of Cincinnati, Mrs. J. E. Schutter of Foster, Ohio, and Raymond of San Francisco, Calif.  Mrs. Lewis Goedde passed to her eternal reward on Oct. 17, 1936, as did William on Dec. 10, 1943.  Besides his devoted children, he is survived by 17 grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of close friends.

Mr. Conroy was a devoted member of St. Xavier Catholic Church and a fine Christian gentleman, honest and upright in all his dealings.  He was a substantial farmer, fine neighbor and true friend.  He took much interest in the Democrat Party and was well known throughout Northern Kentucky by all leading political figures.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Xavier Church.

Funeral services were conducted from St. Xavier Church on Monday morning with Rev. Father J. M. Lelen singing high mass.  Burial took place in the church cemetery.  John A. Woodhead  & Son were in charge of arrangements.

A special selection was beautifully rendered by Thomas Crotty, with Mrs. Katherine Bishop at the organ.

The honorary pallbearers were Clarence Aulick, D. Barnett Casey, R. A. Thompson, Ed Taliaferro, W. F. Conrad and Thomas Crotty.

The active pallbearers were John and Thomas Kelly, Wilfred Schuetz, James Bonfield and Leo and Charles Conroy.


Francis Marion Cummins, aged 85 years, better known to his many friends as Frank Cummins, died at his home near Neave on Friday, Oct. 10, 1947.

He was the son of John T. and Louise Bramble Cummins, and was born Dec. 25, 1861, in Pendleton County.  Mr. Cummins lived most of his life in Pendleton and Bracken Counties.  He was a farmer.

He was first married to Eliza Cummins, and to this union six children were born, four of whom survive.  They are Lawrence of Hamilton, Ohio, Elmer of Cincinnati, Mrs. Harry Teegarden of Germantown and Mrs. Tom Johnson of Neave.  His second wife was Mrs. Lula Casey Poston, and three children survive, Raymond, Earle and Stella, all of Bracken County.  Mr. Cummins also leaves six grandchildren and eight leaves six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives.

Mr. Cummins was a member of the Oakland Christian Church.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Oakland, conducted by his pastor and close friend, Rev. W. M. Lenox.  Burial took place at Oakland, with services at the grave under the auspices of Falmouth Council Jr. O. U. A. M. No. 152, Falmouth, of which Mr. Cummins was a member.

Casket bearers were six nephews, Arthur, Walter, Gurney, Floyd, Ed and Frankie Cummins.

McCarty & Metcalfe, Brooksville funeral directors, were in charge.


B. F. Day, aged 63 years, assistant postmaster at Berry for many years, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, 1947, at 1 o'clock at his home at Colemansville, following an extended illness.

Mr. Day leaves three sisters, Misses Emma, Frances and Lilly Day, all at home.

He was an officer in the Colemansville Christian Church.  For many years Mr. Day was a correspondent for the Cynthiana papers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Colemansville Christian Church, conducted by his friend and pastor Rev. W. M. Lenox.  Burial took place in the Colemansville Cemetery.


Connie Fay Wright, aged two months, died in route to the Children's Hospital on Oct. 12, 1947, at 5 P. M.

She was born July 23, 1947, and was one of twins, the other a boy, Ronnie Ray.  She was born near Milford, Bracken County, the daughter of Beverly and Virginia Perkins Wright.

She also leaves eight sisters and four brothers, besides her parents.

Funeral services were held at the Powersville Cemetery, conducted by Rev. W. M. Lenox.  Burial took place in the Powersville Cemetery.  Moore & Parker were in charge.


Linn B. Scott was born Feb. 14, 1901, near Butler, and died suddenly at his home, 801 Delta Ave., Cincinnati, on Oct. 8, 1947.

He was married to Edith Hoffman on March 21, 1922, and to this union four children were born, Marjorie, Juanita and Betty, still living, and Linn Jr., who died in infancy.  He was a member of the Flour Creek Christian Church.

For the past 21 years Mr. Scott had lived in Cincinnati, and was recently associated as a machinist at the Karl Kiefer Co.  He participated in many activities and was captain of his company's bowling team.  He was a good Christian and was loved by his many friends.  He was a kind, loving father and husband.

He leaves his widow, Edith Scott (nee Hoffman), and three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Obermeyer and Misses Marjorie and Betty Scott, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Scott of Butler; three sisters, Mrs. Everett Bush, Mrs. Clifford Bray and Mrs. Ira Wilson, all of Butler, and three brothers, Carl of DeLand, Fla., Oscar of Falmouth and Chester Scott of Baltimore, Md.

The funeral was held at the C. B. Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Saturday afternoon.  Burial was in the Butler Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Aril Ducker, Clifford Ducker, Robert Bray, Edward Taylor, Roy Records and Douglas Manuel.

Rev. Cleo Purvis, pastor of Flour Creek Christian Church, also of Butler and Morgan Churches, conducted the services.  Rev. S. R. Mann of the Butler Methodist Church assisted in the service.



In the death of Dr. J. E. Wilson, who peacefully passed away at his home in this city on Monday morning, Falmouth and Pendleton County have sustained an irreparable loss.  He practiced his profession for 61 years and never retired, although he had been in failing health for a number of years and died in harness, so to speak.  He loved humanity and his profession and he passes on amid the plaudits of every citizen in this county.  He truly acted the mission of the Good Samaritan and answered every beck and call, night or day, to administer to the sick and afflicted with never a thought of remuneration.  He was prominent in church and civic work of every description and was  a liberal giver.  His personal habits and domestic life were excellent and worthy of emulation.  His forefathers came to Pendleton County from Virginia more than 160 years ago and he possessed all those fine attributes of character of our early pioneers in practicing the good neighbor policy towards his fellowman.  He will be sadly missed, and especially by his accomplished companion of more than 50 years, who was truly a help meet in his home and in his profession.  Mrs. Wilson has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in the loss of her husband, and she can find much solace that he performed his mission well.

Falmouth's "old faithful" has passed to the great beyond.  Dr. J. E. Wilson, mayor and councilman for 30 years, and Pendleton County's oldest practicing physician, died Monday morning, Dec. 27, 1948, at 6:10 o'clock, at his home on Main St.

Dr. Wilson, who was nearly 82 years old, died peacefully.  Although he had been confined to his bed since October, his passing came suddenly.  With him at the time of his passing were his wife, Mrs. Wilson; Miss Allie McClanahan, who has resided with Dr. and Mrs. Wilson for many years; his brother Ralph R. Wilson; C. H. Fossett, a close friend, and Dr. B. N. Comer, his attending physician.

He was the son of the late Capt. J. M. and Ella Kerr Wilson, and was born in Williamstown on Feb. 11, 1867.  He came from one of Falmouth's pioneer families, dating back to his great-great-grandfather.

He was married to Miss Fannie S. Lee of Falmouth, in the home where he succumbed, on Jan. 12, 1898.  They had no children.  Dr. and Mrs. Wilson had the privilege of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary last January.

Dr. Wilson's education was secured from the now historic Pendleton Academy.  At the age of 21, he graduated from the Ohio Medical College, now the University of Cincinnati Medical College.  He immediately took up his medical career here in Falmouth and practiced continuously for 61 years.

Dr. Wilson was elected mayor of Falmouth three terms and served the city well and faithfully in every respect.  His administrations were always of the best, high type, and good for the city.  His accomplishments were many, because of his experience, having served as councilman for 18 years.

He took an active interest in all civic affairs of Falmouth and Pendleton County.  He served as chairman of the American Red Cross in Pendleton County for a number of years.  For many years he was chairman of the Republican Executive Committee in Pendleton County and his influence carried far and wide.

He is survived by his widow; two sisters, Misses Ella and Mary Wilson of Falmouth; two brothers, J. T. Wilson, editor and publisher of the Cynthiana Log Cabin, and Ralph R. Wilson of Frankfort.  He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews.

Dr. Wilson was instrumental in establishing the Falmouth waterworks plant and later the electric and power plant.  He was a member of the Falmouth Presbyterian Church and served as elder for many years.

Dr. Wilson was the present Pendleton County health officer and was president of the Riverside Cemetery Board.  He was also ex-president of the Licking Valley Medical Association.

The merchants of Falmouth have contributed a beautiful spray of flowers and business houses have arranged to close during the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services will be held at the Falmouth Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. L. Griffy.  Part of Rev. Griffy's scripture reading will be from St. Paul's writings:  "I  have fought a good fight; I have finished by course; I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness."  Assisting Rev. Griffy will be Rev. K. E. Hill, Methodist pastor, and Rev. Frank Scofield, pastor of the Falmouth Christian Church.

A double quartette with Miss Lou Redman at the organ, will sing "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Rock of Ages."  Composing this group will be Mrs. W. H. Scott, Miss Daisy Childers, Mrs. H. W. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. R. Colvin Wright, Frazer Norris,  Watson Applegate, and Rev. Frank Scofield.

Honorary casket bearers will be members of the medical profession from Cincinnati, Covington, Cynthiana, and all of Pendleton County.

Acting casket bears are to be J. R. Bentle, James F. Wright, Dr. C. F. Crecelius, George B. Held, Harry S. Myers, and D. Barnett Casey.

Burial will take place on the Lee lot in Riverside Cemetery.  Thomas Fossett and Yelton are in charge of the arrangements.


Fred Tatman, beloved husband of Stella Greenough Tatman, son of William and Emma Tatmon, was born in Pendleton County near Butler on July 3, 1882, and died at his home at 267 Foote Ave., Bellevue, at the age of 65 years, two months and 21 days.

Fred had been a sufferer of asthma for the past 11 years, caused from the dregs of pneumonia.  His last sickness was of three months' duration, during which he suffered greatly.

He was distributor for the Breatheeasy, a relief for asthma, for the past ten years.  He helped many folks get relief.  He always said Breatheeasy saved his life 11 years ago and he got great pleasure out of helping others get relief.  He has a host of friends throughout by bringing them relief.

He leaves his wife, Stella Greenough Tatman; a son, John; a grandson, Teddy, and a sister, Mrs. Etta B. Rust.  His wife, son, grandson, sister and other relatives and friends will miss him more than can be told.

Lovely services were conducted at the graveside in Walnut Grove Cemetery by the Junior Order, to which he had belonged for many years.

The casket bearers were Allen Trankler, Fred Trankler, Howard Shamback, Ray Yelton, Bill Dell and Ralph Trankler, all relatives except Mr. Dell, who was a very dear friend.

Honorary casket bearers were Harry Ellis, Harry Norris, Harry Moore and J. C. Thomas.

Moore & Parker, morticians of Brooksville, were in charge of the arrangements.

ROY T. MORRIS       
The people of Pendleton County were deeply shocked Sunday, Oct. 11th, to learn of the passing of Roy T. Morris, 48, well known merchant of Peach Grove, at St. Luke Hospital, Ft. Thomas, at 8 a. m.

Mr. Morris was one of our best liked citizens and his passing comes as a severe blow to our County.  He was a Director in the Kincaid Park Association.

He was the son of Mrs. Carrie Lou Cline Morris of Lenoxburg, and the late Charles T. Morris and was born Feb. 17, 1911.  He was married to Miss Wanda Mains and to this union one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Pribble, was born.

Besides his wife, daughter, and mother, Mr. Morris leaves two grandchildren, two brothers, Elbert and Harry Morris, and two sisters, Mrs. Viola Fleeman, all of Lenoxburg, and Mrs. Ethel Hannah, Falmouth.

Mr. Morris was an officer in the Cemetery Chapel Christian Church at Lenoxburg.  He was also a member of Foster Masonic Lodge who held services for him Tuesday evening, the Foster Order of Eastern Star, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, and the Foster Lodge of Odd Fellows.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Cemetery Chapel Church conducted by Rev. Clark.  Burial will take place in the Church Cemetery.  The Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, is in charge of the service.

The pallbearers selected were Paul Lytle, Leslie Herbst, Floyd Plummer, Gerge(?) Jacobs, Clyde Parker, and Eddie Pangburn.

Prominent Butler Citizen Passes
Funeral services for H. M. Owen Sr., well-known Butler businessman and farmer, were held Friday afternoon, Oct. 9th at 2 p.m. at Flour Creek Christian Church.  Burial took place in Butler Cemetery.

The Rev. Herbert Tinsley of Warsaw, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. John Browning, pastor of the Butler Christian Church, conducted the funeral services paying Mr. Owen a high tribute.

The funeral services were largely attended by many relatives and friends which attested the high esteem in which Mr. Owen was held.

Beautiful music was furnished for the funeral by Mrs. John Browning at the Hammond organ.

Serving as pallbearers were C. O. Ducker, Aril Ducker, George Gedge, Judge Ralph Bowling, Homer Gosney, and Hillary Clayton.

Homer Milton Owen Sr. was the son of the late Alfred and Betty Carolyn Owen and was born July 20th, 1877, at Cumberland Gap, Tenn.  Mr. Owen spent his early life in Cumminsville, Cincinnati, and at an early age came to Pendleton County where he spent the majority of his life.

Mr. Owen at the time of his passing, was a member of the Flour Creek Christian Church.  He was a large landowner in Pendleton County and also an extensive dairyman.  For many years he operated a creamery at Butler and Falmouth.  Mr. Owen also took an interest in all worth-while civic affairs of Butler and always was a staunch leader in the Democratic Paarty.  He was a constructive citizen who always worked for the best interests of Butler and Pendleton County and in his passing we have lost a valuable citizen.

He is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Lottie Reeves, Covington, Mrs. Mabel  Mulloy, Butler, Mrs. Lillie Quicksall, Louisville, Homer Owen, Jr., Grants Lick, Mrs. Marcel Henry, Cincinnati, Mrs. Malvina Uhl, Covington, and Gordon Owen, Butler.  He also leaves 20 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Moreland, Butler, and Mrs. Allie Thomas, Los Angeles, California.  Preceding him in death were two sons, Wilbur T.Owen, and Herbert P. Owen, and one daughter, Mrs. Betty Peddicord.

C. B. Peoples and Son carried out the funeral arrangements.




Jeremiah Waller Peck, 85 years old, one of Falmouth's most esteemed citizens, died suddenly at his home on Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 1937.  He had been frail but had not been suffering and had walked uptown from his home on Tuesday.

Mr. Peck was a son of the late Rev. Willis and Ann Eliza Jones Peck and was born near Hustonville, Ky., June 15, 1851.  He graduated from Bethel College, Russellville, Ky., in 1872, and was awarded his degree in Latin and mathematics.  He did graduate work for one year at Georgetown College.

Mr. Peck taught school at Turnersville, near Stanford, Ky.  In April 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Clark of Versailles.  To this union one son was born, Hugh Peck of Texas.  From 1873 to 1876 he taught school at Mortonsville, Versailles and Berry.  Mrs. Peck died in 1879.  In September, 1880, Mr. Peck was licensed to practice law in Falmouth.  On Dec. 9, 1884, he was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth Browning, daughter of the late O. N. Browning.  To this union four children were born, Sallie, the wife of the Rev. R. H. Tolle, who died in January, 1914.  Miss Ann Peck of Lexington, Miss Margaret Peck, who died Jan 16, 1920, and Oliver Thornton Peck of Ponca City, Okla.  Mrs. Peck died on Sept. 2, 1926.

In addition to his daughter, Miss Anna Peck, and two sons, Hugh and Thornton Peck, Mr. Peck is survived by three grandchildren, Mrs. John Yarbrough of Waco, Texas, and Billy and Bobby Peck of Ponca City, Okla.

Mr. Peck was an able civil lawyer and practiced his profession at the local bar, district and federal courts for more than 40 years.  He retired about ten years ago and was at the time of his death the nestor of the local bar.

In 1886 Mr. Peck was induced to take charge of the Pendleton Democrat, a weekly newspaper that had been dormant for some years.  He edited this paper in connection with his law practice and was very successful.  He was a forceful writer and took an active part in local and district politics.  He was a man of deep conviction and no one was ever in doubt as to where the paper stood in political engagements.  The paper's most notable political battle was against Albert S. Berry, who was a candidate for Congress in 1892.  Berry brought a steamboat up the Licking River to Falmouth during that memorial campaign and held a rally.  He promised to lock and dam the river and this promise won for him the support of Pendleton county and the Democratic nomination.

The writer began his printing office experience with Mr. Peck in 1892, and he taught us many business methods that have been valuable to us through life.

In 1895 Mr. Peck  gave up the newspaper business to assume the responsibility of collecting a railroad tax in Carter county.  The railroad bonds were issued by that county for the construction of a railroad which was never built. David Sinton of Cincinnati purchased these bonds on the New York market, amounting to more than $50,000, with interest for a long period of years.  Carter county repudiated the payment of the bonds and never elected a sheriff who would collect the tax.  It was a legal obligation, however, and the county lost in all the courts.

Mr. Peck established an office in Grayson, the county seat, and for 20 years he was engaged in the collection of the tax from individual property owners.  This was done only when the property was transferred.  This tax was very unpopular and the collector's life was continuously in danger from mob law.  However, Mr. Peck was a very conservative and considerate man and succeeded to accomplishing the almost impossible.

Mr. Peck was a conscientious church man and a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.  He served as deacon and Sunday School superintendent of the Falmouth Baptist Church for more than 40 years.  He was a gentleman possessing fine personal habits, courteous, affable, considerate and above all he continuously worked for the highest mortal standards.

His home life was ideal and he seemed to find his greatest pleasure with his family.  This love was reflected in his children, who idolized their father.  He played his part well as a husband, father and churchman, and our community mourns the passing of a valued citizen who enjoyed the high regard of all.

The funeral services were held at the Falmouth Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Dr. M. B. Adams, formerly president of Georgetown College, now of Maysville.  Funeral director R. B. M. Colvin was in charge of arrangements.  Interment took place at Riverside cemetery.

The esteem in which Mr. Peck was held by his friends and fellow townsmen was attested by the beautiful array of flowers which covered the entire altar of the church.

The casket bearers were; O. B. Gayle, J. M. Mason, John A. Woodhead, C. W. Thompson, G. W. Colvin and W. J. Shonert.


Albert Newton Edwards, 56, died at his home near Catawba, Pendleton county, Ky., Friday afternoon, Jan. 8, 1937, after a complication of diseases.

Funeral services were held at the home Sunday at 12 o'clock, conducted by his friend, the Rev. W. M. Lenox, who paid a beautiful tribute to his life and character.  Interment took place in the Pythian Grove cemetery at Berry, with funeral director J. M. Mason in charge of arrangements.

Casket-bearers were; Lloyd Booher, C. M. Berger, Jacob Holmes, John McNees, Jasper Cummins and W. L. Ballinger.

Mr. Edwards was born Mar. 30, 1880, near Boyd, Harrison county, the son of the late William and Catharine Myers Edwards.  He was reared to young manhood in the neighborhood where he was born and attended school.  He moved to his farm near Catawba about 15 years ago.

On April 30, 1903, Mr. Edwards was united in marriage to Miss Ida Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Price of Sunrise.  To this union two children were born, Lloyd Edwards of Covington and Miss Ethel Edwards at home.  In addition to his devoted wife and children, Mr. Edwards is survived by two brothers and two sisters.  Will Edwards of Berry, Sam Edwards of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Lucy Boone of Norwood. O., and Mrs. Ida Meyer of Jackson, O., and a granddaughter, Bonnie Jean Edwards.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Mr. Edwards was one of Pendleton county's most industrious and progressive farmers.  He worked hard and developed his land through painstaking and thorough work.  He understood most of the problems arising on the farm and was successful in overcoming them.  He was a good neighbor and kind friend and was never too busy to help others carry their burdens.  He was honest and upright in his dealings and was possessed with a hospitable nature.  These fine traits of character gained for him a wide circle of friends.

Mr. Edwards was a friend of the church and a regular attendant.  He enjoyed singing the old hymns.  He was a believer in God and was always ready to contribute to the work of the church.

In his passing the community, county and family circle have lost a splendid citizen and a kind neighbor and devoted husband and father.


Mrs. Lavina Cummins, 86, one of Pendleton county's highly beloved women, died in Cincinnati Saturday, Jan. 2, 1937 following a long illness.

Mrs. Cummins was a daughter of the late Barney and Thursy Cox Bonar and was born in this county on Sept. 16, 1850.  She was united in marriage to John W. Cummins of this county on April 28, 1870, and was permitted to enjoy a married life of 65 years until his death July 14, 1935.  To this union twelve children were born, five of whom passed on in infancy.  She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Emery Brooks of New Richmond, Ohio, Mrs. Della Mains of Cincinnati, Mrs. J. R. Lytle of Peach Grove, John Cummins of Cincinnati, Mrs. George Rehling of St. Bernard, Ohio, Mrs. Herbert Dietz of Latonia and Mrs. Jesse Tillett of Cincinnati.  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Lawt Sipple of Cincinnati, and many relatives and friends throughout this section.

In early married life this worthy couple united with the Methodist Church at Caddo and later became identified with the Baptist Church at Lenoxburg.  The family resided almost their entire life near New Hope, this county.  They were noted for their hospitality and their home was always open to their many relatives and friends.  Mrs. Cummins was a fine Christian woman and a homemaker worthy of emulation.  She lived a long, useful life, reared a fine family of children, was true to her God and her church, and she passes on to that better world loved and admired.

The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, at the Lenoxburg Chapel Church, conducted by the Rev. C. E. Brown.  Burial took place in the Lenoxburg cemetery by the side of her husband and loved ones.  Funeral directors Thomas & Parramore were in charge of the arrangements.

The casket bearers were William Cummins, Elmer Cummins, Carl Cummins, Roy Fossitt, Alfred Moore and Raymond Newkirk.


Charles Trinkler, son of the late George and Anna Marie Herptz Trinkler, was born near Point Pleasant, O., Oct. 11, 1860, and departed this life Jan. 8, 1937, at the home of his son, Robert Trinkler, near Pleasant Hill.  At the time of his passing he was 76 years, 2 months, and 27 days of age.

Uncle Charlie, as he was familiarly known, was one of a large family of children, several brothers and sisters having passed on in their early life.

He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Wolf in 1891.  She died in 1901 leaving four small children for the father to care for, which he did well.  One daughter, Mrs. Katherine Malloy, died July 13, 1929.  The surviving children are Mrs. Ethel Sroufe of Berlin, Robert and Dorcie Trinkler of near Falmouth.  He also leaves 14 grandchildren; five brothers, Albert and Henry of Cincinnati, John, William and Frank of Pendleton county; four sisters Mrs. Minnie Martz of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Rebecca Dunn of Michigan, Mrs. Mary Ratcliff of Harrison, Ohio, and Mrs. Lucinda Fossett of Falmouth.

He united with the Baptist Church early in life and was an ardent church worker and attended the services as long as his health would permit.  He lived a true Christian life.

Mr. Trinkler followed the vocation of a farmer all of his life in Pendleton county and was an industrious and upright citizen, enjoying the esteem of all who knew him.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need or in trouble and was truly a friend to all.  In his passing Pendleton county has lost one of its best citizens.

Funeral services were held at the Lenoxburg Chapel Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by his friend, Rev. G. C. Mullins of Dry Ridge.  Burial took place beside his wife in Lenoxburg cemetery.  Funeral directors John A. Woodhead &Son were in charge of arrangements.

The pallbearers were Robert Trinkler, Ralph Fossett, Ralph Trinkler, George and Willie Jacob and Ralph Houston.


Mrs. Mary Reinhart Judd, beloved wife of Daniel Judd died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Record, at St. Bernard, Ohio, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1937, following a long illness.  Mrs. Judd was a former resident of Ivor, this county.

Funeral services, were held at the Flagg Spring Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 9.  Burial took place in the churchyard cemetery.


Mrs. Nannie Price, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Neal, at Dry Ridge, Friday, Jan. 8, 1937.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Neal, Mrs. W. A Conrad, Mrs. Laura Yelton and Mrs. Walter Perry.  Before her marriage Mrs. Price was Miss Nannie Nichols.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon and burial took place in the Williamstown cemetery.


Mrs. Rachel Fralix Workman, 64, passed away at the State Hospital in Lexington on Thursday, Dec. 31, 1936, after many years of illness.

Mrs. Workman was born Feb. 26, 1872, and in late years she united with the Powersville Christian Church.

In 1891 she was married to William Workman, who passed away Mar. 11, 1936, after a short illness.  To this union nine children were born, namely, Mrs. Robert Haley, Mrs. Willie Haley, Mrs. Ples Hester and Willie Workman, all of Bracken county.  One daughter, Elmo, died May 12, 1929, and the other four passed away in infancy.  She also leaves seven grandchildren and three brothers, Frank Fralix of Indiana, Charles Fralix of Covington and Tom Fralix of Petra, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at Powersville Saturday, with burial in Powersville cemetery.  Funeral directors Thompson, McCarty & Son were in charge.


Henry David Courtney, 88, lifelong resident of Bracken county, died at his home near Berlin on Friday, Jan. 8, 1937, following a long illness.

He was a son of the late David and Rachel Neave Courtney.  He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Downard and to this union eitht children were born.  He is survived by six children, Isham, Pearlie, Malcolm and Grant Courtney, Mrs. Charles Gillispie and Mrs. Dimmie Hamilton; 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, at the residence, conducted by the Rev. John Ratcliff.  Burial took place in the Downard family cemetery near Berlin.  Funeral directors Thomas & Parramore were in charge of the arrangements.




Distinguished Citizen Passes Suddenly; Prominent Confedrerate, Mason, Banker.

Charles Hobart Lee Jr., 89, one of Falmouth's most highly beloved citizens, died suddenly at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. E. Wilson, and Dr. Wilson, Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, 1937, at 5:15 o'clock from a heart attack.  Mr. Lee had been in failing health for the past year.  He had been out driving that afternoon with Miss Emma Ross and returned home when he was seized with a pain in his chest.  He peacefully passed away while seated in his chair.

Mr. Lee was a son of the late Judge Charles H. and Carolyn Dudley Lee and was born Aug. 2, 1847, at Minerva, Mason county, Ky.  He spent his boyhood days at Brooksville, where he enlisted in the Confederate Army at the age of 16 years.

He was united in marriage to Miss Louise McCune in this city in 1877.  She passed on in December, 1907.  He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Wilson, with whom he resided; four nieces, Mrs. George Risser of Covington, Mrs. R. H. Johnston and Miss Seena Quinn of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Fannie Fant of Pueblo, Colorado.

Mr. Lee served as county treasurer, deputy county clerk, deputy sheriff and was the first cashier of the old Farmers and Merchants Bank.  He later became cashier and president of the Pendleton Bank.  He was very active in business circles.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served as ruling elder and superintendent of the Sunday School for many years.  He was a devout Christian and practiced his religion in his everyday life.

Mr. Lee held an enviable position in the mind and hearts of our citizens.  His honest dealings, liberality and affectionate manner with everyone won for him true friendships in all walks of life.  He loved the principles of the "lost cause," but he respected the opinions of his opponents in war, business and politics.  He was broadminded, honest and considerate, and a gentleman of true Southern character and charming manners.  He received many honors at the hands of our citizens and it can be truly said that he never betrayed a public or private trust, obligation or promise.  He fell asleep, after a long, useful life and passed on as peacefully as he had lived.  His memory will live long after the flowers fade upon his sleeping dust.

Mr. Lee was known as Falmouth's grand old man.  He had been affiliated with Orion Lodge longer than any other member.

Mr. Lee's Masonic record is an interesting one.  He became an Entered Apprentice Mason August 1, 1868, in Foster, Ky., Lodge No. 274, passed to a Fellowcraft in September, 1868, and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in October, 1868.  He affiliated with Orion Lodge by demit in 1873 and in December of that year was elected to the office of Junior Warden.  He was elected Senior Warden in December, 1874, and was made Master of the lodge in December 1875, serving during the year of 1876.  When Mr. Lee affiliated with Orion Lodge it was meeting over the store room now occupied by the Eagle Nest Restaurant.  But in the latter part of that year the lodge moved to the third floor of the Masonic Building, quarters it occupied until December 1932, when it purchased its new building.  The lodge dedicated the C. H. Lee Jr. Masonic Memorial Temple on March 3, 1933.

Masonry appealed to Mr. Lee, and next to his church he held it as the most sacred of organizations, and he always sought to apply its principles to his own life.

After he had completed his Blue Lodge work, General Lee took the chapter work in Falmouth Chapter No. 116, R. A. M. , in 1874, and was made a Knight Templar in Robbins Commandery No. 22 of Falmouth on Dec. 29, 1874, and served as Eminent Commander later.  After the surrender of the local charter in the early 80's Mr. Lee affiliated with the Cynthiana Commandery No. 16 on July 27, 1906.  In 1926 he was one of four members who were knighted and made life members in that commandery for more than 50 years' affiliation, and Charles Rieckel is the only one of the four now living.  He celebrated his 101st birthday last October.

Young Charles Lee Jr., just turned 16, enlisted with the Confederate cause in the early part of 1864 and served the last trying year with the gray.  He served  under many generals, among them being General John C. Breckinridge.  He was in General Morgan's command until that famous general was killed in a skirmish at Greenville, Tenn., when  he was unattended. except for a few staff officers.  While general Lee was in Morgan's command he fought many battles in the Allegheny and Smoky Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.  His command saved the salt works at Saltville, Va., on two different occasions.  These salt works were valuable to the Confederacy and the two battles at this place, though not recorded among the larger conflicts of the war, were among the key battles.

At the close of the war General Lee was paroled at Mt. Sterling, when he was 17 years of age.  He moved to Falmouth with his parents, but later went to Bradford's Landing on the Ohio River.  In 1869 he went to Texas with some Bracken county men and during 1870 and 1871 he drove cattle across the western plains.  He returned to Kentucky in 1871 and was a resident of Falmouth from then until his death.

The death of Mr. Lee leaves only one surviving Confederate soldier in Pendleton county, Henry Hardman, 95 years of age, a resident of this city.

The funeral services were held at the Masonic Temple in this city Friday afternoon, conducted by Dr. J. N. Ervin, one of the best-known Presbyterian ministers in Kentucky and pastor of the Dayton church for 58 years.  He paid a beautiful tribute to his friend, Mr. Lee.

Burial took place in Riverside cemetery with Masonic and Confederate veteran honors.  He was laid to rest in the Confederate uniform.  Funeral director R. B. M. Colvin was in charge of arrangements.

The casket bearers were Dr. W. P. Hill, Geo. B. Held, Charles Ruber, Ralph Wilson, W. H. Bentle, W. H. Merrick, Dr. C. F. Crecelius and W. J. Shonert.

The following Sir Knights from the Cynthiana Commandery composed the guard of honor; Charles Rieckel, who is 101 years old, H. L. Peterson, B. A. Plummer, Everett Peterson, Carroll Shawhan, E. E. Clark, McShane Shropshire, R. H. Poindexter, Joe H. Ewalt, Orie LeBus, J. A. Bailey, T. A. Collier, S. F. Shawhan and Charles Robinson.

Sir Knight Ewalt conducted the Confederate burial service at the grave, which was a request of the deceased.

Members of Orion Lodge conducted the beautiful Masonic service at the grave, with Arch Bailey of Cynthiana in charge of the ceremonies.  It was pronounced the most impressive service of its kind ever witnessed in this city.  Mr. Bailey has conducted 292 Masonic funerals in the past and is about to retire.

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were M. H. H. Davis, Past Grand Master, and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hamilton of Paris; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wilson, Miss Theo Riggs, John M. Cromwell, Lansing Nichols and Mrs. Jos. H. Ewalt of Cynthiana; Mrs. C. H. Wallin, Mrs. Robert Poage and Mrs. Ben Davis of Brooksville; Rev. Hilton A. Windley, Charles Lloyd, Miss Margaret Nolan, Mrs. Everett Peterson, George  Longnecker and Miles Wilson of Maysville; Mrs. George D. Lee, Mrs. George Disser, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jameson, Mrs. Earl Dickerson, Dr. Max Ogden and John Logan Rees of Covington; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and Miss Hallie Miller Wilson of Frankfort; Geo. Blackford of Ft. Thomas; H. C. Blackburn and Elly Blackburn of Georgetown; James E. White and daughter of Cincinnati; Mrs. E. G. Garrard, Mrs. R. N. Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Owen Sherwood of Winchester.


Fifty years and more of continued friendships, religious, fraternal and social contacts, is a long, long time!  Such was the relationship between General Chas. Hobart Lee Jr. and the writer.

When such a close companionship is severed by death, a death that came within two hours after a pleasant half hour spent with me (his usual custom about the middle of each week), almost caused my own heart to stop beating for the moment.  This happened to me on Wednesday evening of last week.  There was absolutely no visible evidence of any approaching dissolution.  In fact, he seemed to be just a bit brighter than his visit a week prior.

He had served his generation well.  He had done enough, and he fell asleep on the arm of his sister, Mrs. Fannie Wilson, wife of Dr. J. E. Wilson, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 1937.

I feel the loss of his companionship most keenly.  All of us in this community who had the blessed privilege of fraternizing with him and greeting him day after day miss him.  But we have the sacred assurance inherent in all of us who have had a religious training that his immortal soul which "drifted gently down the tide of sleep eternal" did "meet its Pilot face to face, when it had crossed the bar." 

So it was eminently fitting that all that was mortal, the inanimate body, should receive interment in our beautiful Riverside cemetery, where he and the writer had officiated, side by side, so many, many times at the burial of some of our Masonic craftsmen.  This was done and I feel safe in asserting that never was man accorded greater nor more sincere honor in our community than was accorded the inanimate body of our friend and brother Lee.  The body was clad in his cherished Confederate gray, the uniform he loved so much, and about his body was tied his white leather apron, the first Masonic emblem presented to him 68 years ago when he was made an Ent. Apprentice Mason in Foster Lodge No. 274, F. & A. M.  The afternoon was beautiful, and there was an atmosphere of sincerity and love that seemed to spread over the whole service, both religious and fraternal.  The Masonic Temple, the former Presbyterian Church, which was dedicated and is known as the Chas. H. Lee Jr. Masonic Temple, was so dedicated on the 10th day of March, 1933, was comfortably filled with friends and his Masonic brethren.  There were present between 85 and 90 Masons, Knights Templar and Royal Arch Masons, besides friends local and from Cincinnati, Covington, Augusta, Maysville, Brooksville, Mt. Olivet, Carlisle, Cynthiana, Paris and Georgetown.

The Rev. J. N. Ervin of Dayton, Ky., an old friend, very quietly but with his usual dignity delivered a eulogium which was beautiful.  The Masonic  service was conducted at the cemetery by Sir Knight J. Arch Bailey.  The Confederate veteran's ceremonial was read by his very dear friend, Sir Knight Joe H. Ewalt, a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Kentucky, and at the end, as a fitting tribute, taps were sounded in the distance by our own bugler, Russell Carrier.  This too was an act of love on Russell's part.

Among the Masons present were several Past Grand Masters, besides Sir Knights Bailey and Ewalt, who actively participated.  Then there was present that wonderful old man who has just lately passed the 101st milestone in life's journey, Charles Rieckel, of Cynthiana.  His presence was indeed according another signal honor.

Sir Knight Rieckel and Sir Knight Lee were not so long ago guests of honor at a reception held at Cynthiana, honoring the then four oldest living Knights Templar in Kentucky.

So we, who were delegated to arrange for a fitting service in honor of our dear and now revered friend, companion, brother and Sir Knight, have every reason to feel satisfied, and we do!

In concluding this my own personal tribute, I want to quote from the writings of one of my favorite poetic writers, Rudyard Kipling:

"God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle-line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine___.
Lord God of Hosts be with us yet,
Lest we forget!  Lest we forget!

"The tumult and the shouting dies,
The Captains and the Kings depart;
Still stands Thine Ancient Sacrifice,
And humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Endue us with a competence of Di-
vine wisdom!
That we may remain Steadfast!
That we may not Forget!"

-Henry A. Fabra.




Andrew Hightower, son of Riley and Catherine Reynolds Hightower, was born in Seneca, Mo. on May 30, 1891 and peacefully departed this life at the Booth Memorial Hospital in Covington on October 11, 1959 at the age of 68 years.

He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Smith on March 3, 1912 who survives his passing.  Besides his devoted wife he is survived by one brother, Henry Hightower, of Berta, Canada and a number of distant relatives and close friends.

Mr Hightower was a member of the old Bethel Baptist Church from early childhood and always held to that faith.  He was a devoted husband, honest and upright in all dealings with his fellow man, of a very friendly and pleasant disposition, an industrious worker, fine neighbor and a true friend.  He will be recalled in this section  as an employee of the Eaton Oil Works for which he was an employee for over 20 years, later working for an X-ray Co., for the past 15 years.  With his passing Pendleton County has lost another of its highly esteemed citizens.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carl Sears from the Woodhead Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 14th, at 2:00 o'clock with interment taking place in Riverside Cemetery.

The music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Emaline Galloway, Mrs. Harry Barnes, Watson Applegate and Rev. Carl Sears with Miss Rubye Arnold at the Hammond Organ.



M. P. Laster, 49, Woodmen of the World State Manager of Middle, Georgia, and a resident of Macon, passed away on Aug. 27th after an illness of several months.

He was at one time Principal and basketball coach at Morgan High School in Pendleton County.  In 1936 he became a part-time worker with the Woodman of the World and in the following years rose in the ranks of that organization, being promoted to Middle Georgia State Manager in 1956.

Mr. Laster was a charter member of Camp 602, Morgan, Ky. where he held all the Camp offices.  He was also a member of the Church of Christ, the Masonic Order, and Phi Delta Kappa fraternity.

He leaves his wife, one daughter, Nancy Faye, and one son, Marion Lynn Laster.

Woodmen friends throughout the nation mourn the death of this popular and faithful leader.



Mrs. Maggie C. Russell, daughter of Daniel T. and Julia F. Northcutt Mattox, was born at Berlin, Bracken County, on June 11, 1898, and peacefully departed this life at her home on Third Street in Covington on Saturday evening, October 10th, after a brief illness, at the age of 61 years.

She was united in marriage to Oscar Clay Russell Sr. on August 12, 1920 and to this union nine children were born, two having preceeded her in death, they being Anna Dean and Philip Steven, who both died in infancy.  The surviving children being:  Mrs. Mindie Lee Lynn of Covington, Mrs. Luetta F. Slater of Falmouth, Mrs. Mildred K. Warner of Covington, Joseph O. , of Cincinnati, Oscar Clay of Peach Grove, Gene D. of Covington, and Bennie C. of Covington.  Besides her devoted children she is survived by 15 grandchildren and a host of close friends, one brother Robert Mattox, and one sister, Mrs. Anna L. Fuller, of Dayton, Ohio.

Mrs. Russell was a devoted member of the Turner Ridge Baptist Church with which she united in early lfe.  She was a devoted wife and mother, a fine neighbor, true friend, loved and admired by all who knew her.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carl Sears from the Woodhead Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 13th, at 2:00 o'clock, with interment taking place in the Riverside Cemetery.



Thomas Jackson McClanahan, son of Nick and Henrietta Bishop McClanahan, was born in Pendleton County in 1874 and peacefully departed this life at his home in Connersville, Indiana, on October 4, at the age of 85 years.

He was united in marriage to Miss Addie Sharp, also formerly of Pendleton County, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Icie Christman of Connersville, Ind. and Fred McClanahan of Cold Springs, Ky., who survive his passing.  He also leaves two brothers, Jim McClanahan of Cleves, Ohio, and Ruben McClanahan of Falmouth, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Schietz, of Falmouth, besides several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  His wife preceded him in death about 6 years ago.

The funeral was held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Connersville and burial took place at Brooksville, Ind., where his wife is buried.

Those who attended the funeral from Falmouth were Mr. and Mrs. George M. Schietz, Mrs. Alice Jones, Mr. and Mrs. William Dennie Jr., and Mrs Pearl Dennie.



Mrs. Sarah Florence Sharp, daughter of the late T. C. and Mary Blackburn, was born November 18, 1880, and departed this life October 9, 1959, at the age of 78 years, 10 months, and 21 days.

She was united in marriage to Joe Sharp on December 25, 1902, and they were happily married for almost 57 years.

She was a faithful member of the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church for more than sixty years and a regular attendant as long as her health permitted.  She was a fine christian woman and was always ready to help wherever she was needed.  She will be sadly missed by her husband, children, and friends.

Besides her husband, she is survived by four children; Mrs. Marion Toadvine of Florence, Ky., Winston Sharp of Falmouth, Roger Sharp of Covington, Ky., and Joseph Sharp of Pendleton County.  One son, died at birth.  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Maggie Beard of Florida, eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church Monday afternoon, October 12, conducted by her former pastor Rev. R. L. Smith and assisted  by Rev. Donald Davidson, Rev. Ed Brown, and Rev. Andrew Hill.

Special music was furnished by Mr. Everette Fisher of Berry.

The casket bearers were William Toadvine, George Toadvine, Jimmy Sharp, Philip Sharp, Harvey Ammerman, and Louis Burke.

The flower girls were Joanna Sharp, Carol Jean Burke, Patty Ammerman, Sandra Sharp, Shirley Toadvine, and Carolyn Bradford.  The rest of the flowers were carried by the women of the Missionary Society of the Mt. Vernon Church.  They were Mrs. Carl Blackburn, Mrs. E. P. Galloway, Mrs. Lula Lovelace, Mrs. Ernest Riddell, Mrs. Julian Martin, Mrs. Boyd Hart, Mrs. Robert Colvin, Mrs. Ed McClanahan, Mrs. J. P. Smith, Mrs. Effie Wright, and Mrs. Fenton Miles.

Burial took place in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

The Thomas and Shotwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




Mrs. Priscilla Van Arsdall was born February 24, 1903, and departed this life Thursday, October 13, 1960, at the age of 57 years, seven months, and 19 days.

She was the only child of Geo. and Ida Slater.  Her father preceded her in death in 1943.

At an early age she united with the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and remained a member until her death.  She was a fine wife and mother and a true friend to all who knew her.

She was united in marriage on October 26, 1927, to Frank Stephen Van Arsdall who survives.  To this union seven children were born.  One son, James Leslie preceded her in death in infancy.  The other children are:  Francis Slater of Burlington, George Gilbert, Thomas Glenn, Stanley Raymond Van Arsdall, Mrs. Ida Griffith and Mrs. Flora Shepperd all of Demossville.

She is also survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Golda Bowen of Knoxville, Ky., one step-son, Ansel Van Arsdall of Crescent Springs, Ky., five grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 16, at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lewis Searcy.

Special music was furnished by the Pleasant Ridge Church choir with Mrs. May Wallace at the organ.

The casket bearers were Donald Van Arsdall, Ronald Van Arsdall, Jack Bowen, Paul Bowen, Bobby Bowen, and Riley Roden.

Burial took place in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

The Thomas and Shotwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Mrs. Lottie Grey, daughter of the late Christian Henry and Lah (?) Wiening, was born in Pendleton County July 30, 1872, and passed away at her home at Pleasant Ridge, October 11, 1960, at the age of 88 years, two months, and 12 days.  Her death was not unexpected as she had been in failing health for sometime.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Jimmie Grey of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Henry and Augusta at home, one grandson, one great-grandson, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Besides her devoted family she leaves a great host of friends.

She is the last surviving member of a family of nine children.  Her husband and one child preceded her in death about 57 years ago.

She united with the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church 51 years ago and was a faithful member as long as her health permitted.  She was always glad when her pastor visited her in her home.  She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a helpful neighbor, and a kind friend to all who knew her.  She will be sadly missed in her neighborhood.

Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Saturday, October 15, conducted by Rev. Lewis Searcy and Rev. Elmer Lee.

Special music was furnished by the Pleasant Ridge Church choir.

The casket bearers were James L. Gallagher, Charles Gallagher, Mike Gallagher, Fred Gallagher, Lawrence Gallagher, and William Gallagher.

Burial took place in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

The Thomas and Shotwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Mrs. Susie Cookendorfer, daughter of William and Armanda Barnes Smith, was born in Grant County on August 31, 1883 and peacefully departed this life at her home on Park Street, this city, on Sunday, October 16th, after a brief serious illness.

She was united in marriage to Eugene Cookendorfer and to this union eight children, one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Chislyn having preceeded her in death, the surviving children being three daughters and four sons:  Mrs. Jessie Richie, Mrs. William Weaver and Mrs. Geneva Hamilton all of Falmouth, Russell and Raymond of Falmouth, Earl of Phoenix, Ariz., and Everett of Xenia, Ohio.  One sister, Mrs. Nancy Hightower, of Mt. Vernon, Ky., also surviving her passing, besides a number of grandchildren.  Her devoted husband passed to his reward on Aril 15, 1936.

Mrs. Cookendorfer was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church and a regular attendant in early life and as long as health permitted.  She was a devoted wife and mother, honest in all of her dealings, a hard worker, good neighbor and a true friend, good neighbor and a true friend.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 19, at 2 o'clock from the Woodhead Funeral Home  by Rev. Carl Sears, with interment taking place in the Riverside Cemetery.

The casket bearers were Donald and Ronald Cookendorfer, and Richard, Walter, Ralph and Wayne Elliott.


October, 1960)
Mrs. Hattie Antrobus Howard, 74, of High Street, Versailles, died at 5:30 a. m. last week at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.  She was the widow of Vincent B. Howard Sr.

Mrs. Howard was a native of Pendleton County and often visited back here many times in late years and loved it dearly.  She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, and was a charter member of the Versailles Chapter, American War Mothers, and also a charter member of the Clifton-Glens Creek Homemakers.

Survivors include five sons, Vernon T. Howard and Elmer G. Howard, Versailles, Albert W. Howard and Vincent B. Howard Jr., Woodford County, and Ora F. Howard, Lexington, one sister, Mrs. A. F. McGraw, Dayton, Ohio, one brother, Frank Antrobus, Dayton, Ohio, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. O. E. Fingleton, the Rev. John Kurtz and the Rev. John W. Kruschwitz.  Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Talmage Antrobus, Ralph Britton, John Richie, Lewis Parson, Edward Stovall and Vincent B. Howard II.

Attending the funeral from Outlookland were Miss Katherina Antrobus, Independence, Talmage Antrobus, Falmouth, and Luther Parson, Covington.


Mrs. Rosa Jones, aged 64 years, of the Williamstown-Falmouth Pike, died Saturday, October 15, in her home.
                                                                                                                         She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Page, Walton, Mrs. Lula Wilson, Falmouth, and Mrs. Martha Hubbard, Hamilton, Ohio, four sons, Geo. Jones, Falmouth, Simon Jones, Orwell, Ohio, Daniel and Richard Jones, both of Cincinnati, four brothers, Louis and Edward of Covington, John, Lexington, and Marshall Martin, Jamestown, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. William Jones, Ghent, Ky., and 25 grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones was a member of Roanoke Council, Daughters of the America, and Gum Lick Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Gum Lick Baptist Church.  Burial took place in the Church Cemetery.  Elliston and Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, was in charge of arrangements.



Funeral services for John M. Good, aged 70 years, a native of Pendleton County, were held Wednesday morning in Covington.  Burial took place in Williamstown Cemetery.  He died Sunday Oct. 16th, at his home, 225 W. Sixth St., Covington.

Mr. Good leaves his widow, Minnie, five sons, and 19 grandchildren.

He was a retired dryer operator for the Superior Towell and Laundry Supply Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.




Elva Clayton Littleton, 80, of Minford, Ohio Rt. 1, passed away Friday, Feb. 17th at 12:55 a. m. at his home on Oliver Road, near Portsmouth, Ohio.

Mr. Littleton had lived in Scioto County 41 years and was employed as a sawmill operator.  He suffered a stroke four years ago and was confined to bed last year.

Born in Rowan County, Kentucky on Nov. 16, 1880, as son of James and Emily Littleton.

Surviving are his wife, Jennie Littleton; two sons, Eli, of Wheelersburg Rt. 1 and Chester of Lucasville Rt. 4; six daughters, Mrs. Goldie Strothers of Jamestown, Ohio, Mrs. Willowlee Donaldson of Franklin, Ohio, Mrs. Avanelle Wicker of Franklin Furnace, Mrs. Imogene Burchett of Lucasville, Mrs. Mildred McCoy of Charleston, S. C. and Mrs. Dorothy Gilliam of Minford Rt. 1; two brothers, James Littleton of Lexington, Ky., and Burton Littleton of Falmouth, Ky., 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Mr. Littleton was proceeded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.  He was a member of the Nazerene faith.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church.  Rev. Willis Coburn officiated with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home.

The six eldest grandsons served as pallbearers.

Attending the funeral Sunday from Falmouth was J. B. Littleton.


Miss Emma Browning, aged 62 years, daughter of John F. and Rebecca Beckett Browning, was born in Harrison County on January 13, 1899 and peacefully departed  this life at the Licking Valley Rest Home in Falmouth on Wednesday morning, February 15,  after an extended illness.

Miss Browning was never married and the last member of her immediate family, being survived by one aunt, Mrs. William Browning of Falmouth, and three cousins;     Frank Browning of Havenlandsville, Jesse Browning of Falmouth, and Mrs. Christine Ferrell of Mentor, Ky.

Miss Browning was a member of the Mt. Gilead Christian Church, with which she united in early life.  She was a lady of a pleasant disposition, good neighbor, and a true friend.

Funeral services were conducted from the Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth on Friday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. W. M. Lenox, with interment taking place in the Sunrise Cemetery.

The casketbearers were:  Ernest Aulick, Raymond Sellers, James Dennis, Elmer Doggett, Emit Clifford and H. W. Sellers.

The music was furnished by a duet composed of Mrs. Harry Barnes and Mrs. Hurl Weaver with Mrs. Julia Lawson at the organ.


Claude E. Price, son of John W. and Ida Beckett Price, was born near Sunrise on October 31, 1883 and peacefully departed this life at his home in Waynesville, Ohio on Friday, Feb. 17th after a brief illness.

He was united in marriage to Miss Addie McCarty in 1907 and to this union four children were born, one daughter, Alma, passed to her reward in 1924, the surviving children being Raymond of Waynesville, and two daughters, Mrs. Metishia Miller of Waynesville, Ohio and Mrs. Josephine Alen of Dayton, Ohio.  His devoted wife preceeded him in death in 1934.  Besides his children he is survived by 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Haley of Harrison County and Mrs. Willie Dennis of Louisville, Ky., one brother, Estel Price, of Falmouth and a number os distant relatives.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Lenox from the Sunrise Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2:00 o'clock, with interment taking place in the Sunrise Cemetery, Woodhead Funeral Home of Falmouth was in charge of local arrangements.

The music was furnished by a male quartet composed of Carl Light, Thomas Bullock, Walter Angel and Parker Wyatt with Miss Brenda Angel at the piano.

The casket bearers were Walker Beckett, Carl Light, Thomas Bullock, Walter Angel, Parker Wyatt and Quincy Eddleton.

(February, 1961)
Carl R. Myers, aged 83 years, former resident of Butler, died Sunday, Feb. 19th at his home at 315 Park Ave., Newport, Ky. 

He leaves his wife, one son, Carl Edwin Meyers, one daughter, Mrs. Edna Mae Thornburg, both of Newport, and two brothers, Frank Myers, Muncie, Ind. and Ruby Myers, Albany, Indiana.

Mr. Myers was a retired partner of the Stith and Myers Lumber and Coal Co. in Butler.  He had been a resident of Newport for several years.  Mr. Myers was a member of Bostwick Lodge, No. 508, F. &  A. M., Falmouth Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, the Low Twelve Club of Kishmee Grotto, Covington, and Enterprise Lodge of Oddfellows, Butler.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Vonderhaar and Stetter Funeral Home, Newport.  Burial took place in the Butler Cemetery.


Funeral services for Emil Foerderer, age 86, of near Alexandria, were held Friday afternoon at the Grants Lick Funeral Home.  Burial took place in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Mr. Foerderer died Wednesday Feb. 15, at the Cox Rest Home, Falmouth.

He leaves a son, W. J. Foerderer, Falmouth, and a stepson, Carl J. Fillhart, Alexandria.

Mr. Foerderer was a retired employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.

Additional information from another obit.

Emil Foerderer, aged 86 years, a native of Karlsrugh, Germany, but a resident of Campbell for many years residing on Alexandria, Ky. R. 1, died at the Cox Rest Home, Falmouth, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1961 after a two months illness.

Mr. Foerderer was born Feb. 28th, 1874 and was the son of the late John and Louise Foerderer. 

Funeral services were held at the Grants Lick Funeral Home Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m.  Burial took place in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.


Mr. Chesley Edwrd Biddle, son of the late Sanford and Cora McCall Biddle was born January 14, 1906, and departed this life Monday, February 13, 1961, at the Booth Hospital at the age of 55 years and one month.  He was one of a family of eleven children of whom only two brothers survive.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Tillett on July 6, 1926, and to this union one son and four daughters were born.  They are Russell Biddle of Peach Grove, Mrs. Wilma Thurman of Cincinnati, Mrs. Lois Johnting of Alexandria, and Linda and Carol Biddle at home.  He is also survived by two brothers, Elburn Biddle of St. Petersburg, Florida and Russell Biddle of Harrison, Ohio.  He is also survived by seven granddaughters.  They are Cindy and Cathy Thurman, Karen and Pamela Johnting, and Barbara, Beverly, and Sherry Biddle.

Mr. Biddle was a well-known northern Kentucky carpenter.  He was well known for his fine workmanship.  He was a kind and loving father, a devoted husband, a helpful neighbor, and a true friend to all who knew him.  He will be sadly missed, not only by his family, but by his many, many friends.

Funeral services were held at the Lenoxburg Baptist Church Thursday, February 16, conducted by Rev. William Barnard and Rev. Merwyn Borders.  Special music was furnished by the church choir.

The casket bearers were Gaylord Archibald, Everett Biddle, Clyde Dawson, Tip Biddle, John Mitchell, and Eugene White.

Burial took place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery.

The Thomas and Shotwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Mrs. Hazel Preuer Daley, daughter of Albert and Susie Preuer, was born March 19, 1899, and passed on to the Great Beyond February 13, 1961, at 5:30 A. M., aged 61 years, 10 months, and 24 days , at her home in Hamersville, Ohio.

Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 P. M., at the Broadwell Funeral Home.  Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery.

She leaves to mourn for her, her beloved husband, Joseph E. Daley; four daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Mary Davis and Mrs. Ruth Bach of Indian Hill, Ohio, Mrs. Gale Stricklett of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Andelia McKibben of Hamersville; six grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors.  Mr. Daley is a brother to Mrs. P. E. Lippert, Peach Grove, Ky.

There comes a time for all of us
When we must say good-bye,
But faith and hope and love and trust
Can never, never die;
Altho the curtain falls at last,
Is that a cause to grieve?
The future's fairer than the past,
If only we believe.
And trust in God's eternal care,
So when the Master calls,
Let's say that life is still more fair
Although the curtain falls.



Mrs. Minnie Ballinger Morris, daughter of John P. and Martha Thompson Robinson, was born near Morgan on July 10, 1877 and peacefully departed this life at Booth Memorial Hospital in Covington on Sunday, February 19th, after a brief serious illness.

She was united in marriage to George Woodford Ballinger on March 2, 1898 and to this union one son was born, John W. (Junior) Ballanger.  Mr. Ballinger passed to his reward on April 13, 1930.

She was later united in marriage, this being to Ray Morris on April 4, 1933.  Mr. Morris passed to his reward on August 26th, 1940.

Mrs. Morris was a devoted member of the Morgan Christian Church, with which she united in early life.  She was a lady of a very pleasant personality, devoted wife and mother, of a friendly disposition, loved and admired by all who knew her.

Besides her devoted son and daughter-in-law, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Annie Ballinger of this city.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death, they being Charles and Martin Robinson, Mrs. Charles Thompson and Miss Emma Robinson.

Funeral services were conducted from the Woodhead Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 22, at 2:00 o'clock, with interment taking place in the Short-Creek Cemetery.  The services were conducted by Rev. Richard Kidwell.

Casket bearers were Russell Cummins, Ashland Ballinger, Russell Ballinger of Latonia, B. G. Wayne, Russ Ballinger and Earl Simpson.



Miss Minnie Pearl Allender, daughter of Charles and Cynthia Pribble Allender, was born in Pendleton County on April 27, 1878 and peacefully departed this life at the Sharp Rest Home in Falmouth on Monday evening Feb. 20th (1961) after an extended illness at the age of 82 years.

Miss Allender is the last member of her immediate family, her closest relatives being some cousins.  Miss Pearl was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church since early childhood, a regular attendant as long as health permitted.  She was a lady of a very pleasant personality, a devoted sister, good neighbor and a true friend.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Lenox on Thursday, February 23, at 2:00 o'clock from the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, with interment to take place in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

The music will be furnished by the Church Choir.

Woodhead Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, where friends may call after 3:00 o'clock Wednesday.

Casket bearers will be Frank Norris, Frank Pribble, Raymond and John Pettit, Walter Metzger, and Elbert Allender.


(August, 1964)
Relatives and friends in Pendleton County were greatly grieved Thursday when word was received that Mrs. Betty Wayne Colvin, wife of Harold Colvin, had drowned in the Covington YMCA swimming pool.

A summer member of the Covington Y, Mrs. Colvin, mother of three sons, had joined the Y to improve her swimming and had been taking courses there.

Her instructor said that 10 or 12 members of the class were at hand and that she had just finished instructing them.  Mrs. Colvin reportedly dived into the water on the deep end of the pool and then swam to the shallow water end.  Her instructor noticed her in trouble and grabbed her arm and with some of the other women in the pool, pulled her out.

Artificial respiration was given until the life squad arrived.

This was the first drowning ever at the YMCA pool, Willard Wade, Secretary, reports.  Hundreds of young people use the pool on a year-round basis.

Mrs. Colvin had made many friends at the YMCA.  She had a friendly smile for everyone and talked constantly of her fine family and the vacation which her husband had been awarded for his salesmanship.  They were to leave this week.

Mrs. Colvin was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ft. Thomas, where she taught the Sunbeams Sunday School Class and was president of the Mason Fair Homemakers Club.

She leaves her husband, three sons, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gherran Wayne, Short Creek, two brothers, Captain Kenneth Wayne, Cincinnati, and James Wayne, Ft. Thomas.



Betty Wayne Colvin was the only daughter of Gherran and Lucille Dunn Wayne and was born in Pendleton County, October 26th, 1932.  She united with the Short Creek Baptist Church early in life, later moving her membership to the Ft. Thomas Baptist Church.  She was married to Harold Colvin, March 15, 1952.

Mrs. Wayne was graduated from Morgan High School in 1950 with her husband and brother, Kenneth Wayne.  She and her husband resided in Ft. Thomas and they had three sons.

Mrs. Colvin was a splendid young woman and her passing saddens many friends.  She was the daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colvin of Four Oaks.

In her passing our county has lost one of its finest young citizens.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Falmouth Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. George Munro and assisted by Rev. Carl Sears.  Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery.  The Peoples Funeral Home of Falmouth was in charge of arrangements.

Special music was furnished by Mrs. Albert Fisher who beautifully played the Church organ.

Pallbearers were Elwood Moore, Terry Cummins, Jerry Chiles, Nelson Hess, Cecil Jones and Harold Holmes.




Hoyt B. Best, Falmouth Attorney Dies Suddenly On Tuesday Evening

The city of Falmouth was shocked and grieved Tuesday evening, Aug. 11, 1964 when it was learned that H. B. Best, Attorney, had died suddenly of a heart attack at his home.

Still very active in the practice of law, Mr. Best was 63 years of age.  He maintained his large law practice in an office next to his home at 207 North Maple Ave., Falmouth.

Mr. Best maintained a nice garden as a hobby in the rear of his legal office and had gone there about 6 p.m. to pick some vegetables.  It was while there that he was stricken with an acute heart attack.  He was able to get to his home where he laid down.  Medical attention was called as well as the Falmouth Life Squad but the end came peacefully  at 6:30 p.m.

His wife, Mrs. Genevieve Stith Best, who assisted him in the practice of law, was with him when the end came as was his son, Robert B. Best, local insurance agent.

Funeral services are planned for Friday afternoon at the Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth.  Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery.

Besides his wife and son, he leaves three brothers, Rev. Earl Best of Indianapolis, Ind., Rufus Best, Merida, Miss., and Allie Best of Hartwell, Ga.

Mr. Best was born Oct. 17, 1900 at Galivants Ferry, S. C. the son of Van and Anna Jordan Best.  In early life he graduated from Wafford College at Spartansburg, S. C. and later from the Wake Forest, N. C. School of Law.

In 1924 Mr. Best came to Kentucky to practice law and first began in Maysville, Ky.  Later in the year he moved to Falmouth where he became associated with Attorney W. A. Byron.  At the time of his passing he was the oldest practicing attorney in Pendleton County, having conducted an office here for 40 years.

Mr. Best was a staunch Democrat and throughout the years took an active interest in his political party.  He was honored in public office by serving a term as County Attorney, also several terms as City Attorney.

One of Mr. Best's current roles in public life in an official capacity was that of being the Master Commissioner for the Pendleton Circuit Court.  Appointed to this post by Judge John Lair.  Attorney Best carried out the duties of this office in an efficient and diligent manner.

In his private life, Mr. Best was a member of the Falmouth Baptist Church.  And he was a Mason, being a Past Master of Orion Masonic Lodge, Past High Priest of Hauser Chapter, Falmouth and a member of Olekia Temple Shrine, Lexington.

Hoyt Best was recognized as one of the finest abstract lawyers in the State of Kentucky.  In addition to this he was a splendid defense attorney and enjoyed a wide practice of law in all fields.  Mr. Best loved people and he loved to mingle with them and to help them.  When troubles came their way, no case was too small for him to accept the challenge of seeking  Justice provided the cause was right.  He came from a southern background and quite naturally was of conservative traits and this cause served him well in his years as a practicing Kentucky lawyer.  He believed in and worked for the average citizen, and they likewise believed in him, and his wisdom and experience as an attorney carried him far in our Courts and through a lifetime of successful law practice.

The City of Falmouth owes much to Hoyt Best who gave many years of his life to the welfare of the people and our wonderful city.  As City Attorney, Mr. Best guided City Council for more that 25 years and his advice and counsel was always of the best.

He seemed to grow in stature as the city did down through the years.

When the movement came to save the city's electrical business, Attorney Best was at the front fighting for the  city's cause to keep this valuable asset.  And the cause was won by more than a 2 1/2  to one majority.  Mr. Best always said he would never forget the date of Nov. 2nd for two reasons, one the date in 1954 when the city's electrical franchise was saved by the people at the voting polls.  He led in that cause.

Mr. Best took a great civic pride.  A few years ago, after World War II, he purchased the Falmouth Fairgrounds and for several years conducted a very successful fair.  He took pride in those fair years and trophies in his law office always stood out to him and his clients as fond remembrances of the Falmouth Fair, one of Pendleton County's great institutions.

Then there was the movement to secure Kincaid Lake Park.  Mr. Best helped as much as anyone in securing this great State Park and today it is one of Pendleton County's great assets.  The Kincaid Park Development Association is greatly saddened today by the loss of Mr. Best who made so many trips to Frankfort and aided so much in a legal way to secure this fine recreation Park.

Another of Mr. Best's interests was agriculture.  Down through the years he owned farms in Pendleton County and always took an interest in farmer's problems.  He and his son were among the largest landowners in the County.

Mr. Best was an eloquent speaker and he was called on many times to conduct public meetings.  Only last May he represented this community as Master of Ceremonies for the Falmouth Dam hearing conducted by the Corps of Engineers.  Though his practice was heavy, Mr. Best always answered the call by giving of his time for Falmouth and Pendleton County in anyway that he could.  He was a strong advocate for the Falmouth Dam.

Since then he had been engaged in his law practice here, also in Federal Court in Covington.  He was well-known throughout the several counties in northern Kentucky as a successful attorney.

With the passing of Hoyt B. Best, Falmouth and Pendleton County has lost one of its finest and most outstanding citizens.  He has now gone on to a better world but his deeds on this earth still remain as a living tribute to his memory.



N. O. BROWNING - submitted by Verna McDowell - thanks Verna!

Nicholas Orville Browning, aged almost 69 years, one of the city’s and county’s best known and highly esteemed citizens, died Saturday morning, July 30, 1927, at 10:20 o’clock. He had been in failing health for the past four years and for several weeks he had been confined to his bed with a complication of diseases.

Mr. Browning was born near Bachelor’s Rest, this county, on August 26, 1858, and was a son of the late Thomas and Jane Wilson Browning, who were among the first settlers of that section of Pendleton county. His grandparents came from Virginia directly after the Revolutionary War. He was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Fishback on April 11, 1887, and to this union six children were born. The wife and four children survive--Miss Grace Browning, teaching in the city schools; Thomas E. Browning, of near New Richmond, Ohio; Charles A. Browning of Bachelor’s Rest, and Paul Browning of this city. He is also survived by two brothers, John C. Browning of this city, and Charles Browning of Oakland. He was a life-long member of the Oakland Christian Church, and a member of Orion Lodge, F. & A.M.

Mr. Browning was a gentleman of the highest integrity and stern conviction. He had been a resident of Falmouth for twenty years, and was held in the highest esteem by the citizens of the entire community and his devoted wife and children have the sympathy of everyone in this sad hour.

The funeral was held at the Oakland Christian Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, and was conducted by his pastor, the Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial took place in the Oakland cemetery with Masonic honors.

The pall-bearers were: Charles Ruber, J. W. Whalen, Dr. W. P. Hill, B. W. Applegate, James Holmes and J. Ewing Arnold.

MRS. KATE B. BROWNING - submitted by Verna McDowell - thanks Verna!

Mrs. Kate Barbour Browning, aged 79 years, widow of N. O. Browning, died at the home of her son, C. A. (Gus) Browning, in this city, on Wednesday, May 19, 1943, following a long illness. She was one of the city’s most highly esteemed women.

She was a daughter of the late Elliott and Margaret Moran Fishback, and was born near Oakland, this county, on Feb. 29, 1864. She was a lifelong member of the Oakland Christian Church, and was one of the oldest members of that congregation.

She was united in marriage to N. O. Browning of the same neighborhood on April 11, 1887 and to this union six children were born, four of whom survive: Thomas E. Browning of Cincinnati, Mrs. J. G. Carlton of Ashland and Charles Augustus and Paul G. Browning of this city. Her husband preceded her some 16 years ago. She also leaves seven grandchildren.

The family moved to Falmouth about 35 years ago where they have many friends.

Mrs. Browning came from one of Pendleton County’s pioneer families, and was highly esteemed for her many fine womanly qualities. She was a devoted wife and mother and no sacrifice was too great to bestow upon her children. She was endowed with all of those fine attributes of character that enhance womanhood. Her passing is a severe shock to her family and many friends and relatives.

The funeral services were held at the Oakland Christian Church on Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial took place in the Oakland Cemetery by the side of her husband. Funeral directors John a. Woodhead & Son were in charge.

The casket-bearers were Willie, Raymond, Wallace, Ollie and Herbert Browning and Luther Colvin.

The flower-bearers were Rance, Guy, Bobby, Betty, C. A. Jr. and Ben Browning.

MRS. ELIZABETH HATTIE MARDIS - submitted by Verna McDowell - thanks Verna!

Mrs. Elizabeth Hattie Mardis, aged 73 years, one of Falmouth’s most highly esteemed Christian women, died at her home on North Liberty St., Sunday Feb. 8, 1942 following an extended illness.

She was a daughter of the late Christian Frederick and Hedwig Fisher Heinze and was born in Saxony, Germany, May 18, 1868. She was christened in the Lutheran Church in childhood and remained steadfast in that faith through life. He was united in marriage to James Thomas Mardis of Kenton County in 1887 and to this union nine children were born. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Eugene Mardis of Germantown, Raymond and Newton J. Mardis and Mrs. Paul Browning of Falmouth and Mrs. Dudley Peddicord of Willow.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1911. He was the first man to harvest and place sweet clover seed on the market. He and his wife were pioneers in the distribution and introduction of sweet clover seed over the United States. She is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Hattie Hoeche, Mrs. Martha Thie, Mrs. Ida Ammon and C. F. Heinze of Cincinnati and Otto Heinze of Tennessee, and 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mardis was a gentle Christian woman, a splendid wife and sacrificing mother. She had a capacity for business and was a splendid helpmeet to her husband in farming. They tilled the soil in a scientific manner and were very successful. She read a good deal and kept abreast of the times. In her death the city and county have lost a valuable and patriotic citizen who did her part well in her own plain way. 

The funeral services were held at the Falmouth Christian Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by her friend, the Rev. W. M. Lenox, who paid “a beautiful tribute to her” memory, assisted by the Rev. J. S. Chambers. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery. Funeral direction J. M. Mason was in charge of arrangements. 


Correction - Paragraph 2 should read -- 

She was the daughter of the late Christian Friedrich Heinss and Ida Louise Richter Heinss.


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J. T. Mardis, aged 58 years, one of the best known farmers and stockmen in our county, died very suddenly Friday morning last of double pneumonia in a hospital in Covington.

Mr. Mardis received word last Monday that his son, Raymond, who was making his home in Covington had died. He went to that city to make arrangements for the funeral, but after arriving there found the report not to be true. His son was only desperately ill. Mr. Mardis was taken ill himself and died. The remains were shipped here Saturday and conveyed to his home near Double Beech. On Monday, the body was taken to Kenton county, near Ryland, his old home, where interment took place. Rev. Merritt Owen conducted funeral services at his late residence on Sunday.

Mr. Mardis and family came to Pendleton county about 19 years ago and located on a farm dear Double Beech. He was an intelligent and hard working farmer and was possibly the only intrinsic farmer in the county. The farm he located on was a very poor one, but after a few years he made it very productive. He raised nothing but the best of everything on his land. He brought the best chickens, hogs, sheep, etc. to town of any farmer in the county. He had built up a large trade on his stock all over the country and at the time of his death was making money. He was a very progressive man and took a deep interest in everything that went to promote the good welfare of our county. He was the president of the Farmers’ Union lodge in his section and a man who stood high in the estimation of his follow-man. His death is not only a severe shock to his family, but the whole county will feel his loss. He was a man whose word was as good as his bond. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Eight members of his lodge attended the funeral. They were: Tony Friday, Pat Welch, Edward Barry, John Woods, Edward Murphy, Joe Newkirk, Nelson and James Florence, Oscar Bishop, John Reynolds and John Malloy.

Mr. Mardis is survived by his wife and eight children. His wife is ill and was unable to attend the funeral. His son, Raymond, was too ill to be apprised of his father’s death. Mr. Mardis was stricken down just at a time when it was possible for him to begin to enjoy the fruits of a hard-spent life.


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Funeral services for Mrs. Sophronia Garrison Kirk were conducted last Thursday afternoon at Russellville, Ohio.  Mrs. Kirk had been in failing health for some time and was called to her eternal home on Tuesday May 21, 1940.

Mrs Kirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Garrison, was born in Brown County, Ohio, on March 9, 1857.  In her early life she was united in marriage to John B. Kirk.  To this happy union were born seven children:  Collins of Russellville, Ohio, Mrs. Bernard Haitz of Cincinnati, Mrs. W. A. Campbell of Russellville, Ohio, Roland of Hamersville, Ohio, Mrs. Roy M. Wilson and Elijah Kirk of Georgetown, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Knott, deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk moved from Russellville, Ohio, to the Budde farm in the river bottoms near Falmouth and have many friends in this locality who will be sorry to learn of her death.  Mrs. Kirk was a true friend and loyal neighbor and a true believer of Christ.

Besides being survived by her six children, she leaves two brothers, James Garrison of Ponca City, Okla., and Thomas Garrison of Ft. Thomas, Ky., twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many friends to mourn her loss.

Rev. Canter of the Russellville Christian Church paid her a beautiful tribute.


Mrs. Josephine Frances Hobday Wiggins, 90, died Mar. 13, 1937, at her home on Liberty St.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at her late residence, conducted by the Rev. J. A. Wright of Clendenin, W. Va.  Interment took place in Riverside cemetery with funeral directors John. A. Woodhead & Son in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wiggins was born in Pendleton County, Ky., Sept. 4, 1846, the daughter of the late J. E. and Mrs. Isabell Minor Hobday.  She was married to A. T. Wiggins Nov. 19, 1869, and to this union were born seven children.  Five survive, namely, Miss Lizzie K. Wiggins, E. B. Wiggins, Charles Wiggins, T. B. Wiggins and G. T. Wiggins.  Two children passed on in infancy.  Mr. Wiggins passed on in September, 1912.  Mrs. Wiggins is also survived by two brothers and one sister, M. V. Hobday of Chattanooga, Tenn., Charles Hobday of Brooksville and Mrs. Nora Wilson of Falmouth: eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.

She was a kind woman and a fine mother and neighbor and was loved and respected by all who knew her.  She was a follower of the Christ and loved the church, being a member of the Methodist organization.  She enjoyed helping neighbors and friends and took an active interest in their welfare.  She was an unselfish, lovable woman and in her death those left are bereft of a fine mother and good friend.

(Falmouth Pendletonian)
WILSON--The death of one of Falmouth's best known and best loved citizens is chronicled with sadness this morning.  But a man that has lived the earnest, consecrated, gentle and kindly life that Pickett Wilson so beautifully exemplified in his daily walk and dealings with his fellow man, deserves more than a passing notice.  He was a high type of the Christian gentleman; an honest man; a man of noble, generous inpulses, true to every honest duty, and always on the side of what he believed to be right.  He was the friend and supporter of every worthy cause, public spirited and progressive, and his death will leave a vacancy that will be felt.  He was the friend of all who knew him and his death will be sincerely mourned.

Thomas Pickett Wilson, one of our most respected and best loved citizens died last Saturday, July 4h, after a painful illness of two months duration.  He was the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. James Wilson and was born in Falmouth October 5, 1859.  He leaves four brothers, Dr. John Wilson, of Williamstown, Capt. J. M. and W. Ed. Wilson, of Falmouth, and Newton Wilson, of McCays, Tenn.

Pickett Wilson was married to Miss Norah Hobday May 11, 1882.  She with their three children, Stella, Clarence and Roy, are left to mourn the loss of a model husband and father.  For several years has been the successful manager of the Fabra Food Company.  In 1888 he became a member of the A. O. U. W., and continued a member in good standing till the time of his death.  In early life he joined the Methodist Church and in later years was one of its most trusted officers.

He was a man of transparent character.  His good will and kindly feeling toward every one were so apparent that he made friends without any direct efforts to do so.

The funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church Tuesday morning by Rev. W. M. Britt, assisted by Rev. T. F. Taliaferro.  The United Workmen preceded the bier to the cemetery in a body, and the large procession which followed attested the general mourning and the wide sympathy felt for the stricken friends.


Entered into rest, Mrs. Ella Kerr Wilson, age 79 years, widow of the late Capt. James M. Wilson, at her home in Falmouth, Wednesday morning, June 21, 1922, at 6:40 o'clock.  Mrs. Wilson had been ill for a long time, of ailments incident to advanced age.  With her passing, one of Falmouth's oldest and most highly esteemed women goes to her reward.

Ella Rachael Kerr was a daughter of the late James and Rachael Fry Kerr.  She was born at the old Kerr homestead in Fayette county near Lesington, on May 23, 1843.  She was a descendant of one of Kentucky's most prominent pioneer families.  She united with the Presbyterian church at an early age, and led a steadfast Christian life until her death.

She was united in marriage with Capt. James M. Wilson, of Falmouth at her Fayette county home, April 26, 1866, in a double wedding in which the other principals were Capt. Benjamin Theodore Riggs, now deceased, he being a cousin of Capt. Wilson, and Miss Kate Kerr, now of Cynthiana, who is a sister of Mrs. Wilson.  This was one of the notable social events immediately following the close of the Civil War, owing to the prominence of the families, and the fact that both Capt. Wilson and Capt. Riggs had just been mustered out of the Army of the Republic, covered with honor by their service.

Capt. Wilson passed away, November 22, 1918.  Just two years previous, April 26, 1916, Capt. and Mrs. Wilson and Capt. and Mrs. Riggs happily celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding in this city.  This was an event of unusual interest.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by three sons and two daughters:  Dr. J. E. Wilson, Mayor of this city; R. R. Wilson, of Frankfort; Editor James T. Wilson, of Cynthiana; Misses Ella and Mary Wilson, at home.  She is also survived by one sister and one brother, Mrs. B. T. Riggs, of Cynthiana, and General John B. Kerr, of Washington D. C.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Falmouth Presbyterian church, and a highly cultured and refined Christian woman.  She has lived practically all of her married life in Falmouth, and was one of our most beloved Christian women.  Her last days were made happy and her burdens lightened by her two loving daughters, Misses Ella and Mary Wilson, who remained at her bedside, administering to her every want, during her long illness.  And it must have been a great joy to her to know that all of her children were privileged to reach manhood and womanhood, and are useful citizens of the communities in which they reside.

The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. B. H. Fields, assisted by the Rev. T. F. Taliaferro, of Frankfort.

Life of W. E. Wilson.

On July 28th, 1919, death took from us W. E. Wilson, Clerk of the City Council of the City of Falmouth, Ky.,  and Superintendent of Water Works and Electric Lights.  He was born in Pendleton county, Kentucky, May 8, 1846, lived therein practically all his life.  He has served as Clerk of the City Council for 28 years, as Superintendent of Water Works for 23 years and Electric Lights for 7 years.

He was conscientious, honest, modest and retiring and an upright official, and better friend no man ever had.  He gave practically all his life in the service of the City, at a very modest salary.  He was the best posted man on City affairs within our knowledge.

As evidence of our appreciation of his high character and an expression of our sympathy for his brother and relatives, adopt the following resolution.

Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Falmouth, Ky., that this tribute to his memory be spread upon the records of the City Council and a copy of same sent to each paper published in the City and a copy sent by the acting clerk of the City to his brother and relatives of the deceased.

L. M. DAY,


WILSON --Last Saturday Mrs. Dr. Wilson, an estimable lady, a life-long resident of Falmouth, died, after an illness of but a few days.  Funeral services conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. W. Robertson, assisted by Rev. E. L. Southgate, of Lexington.  The following is an outline, furnished us by the pastor:

Mrs. Zerelda Snell Wilson, widow of the late Dr. James Wilson, was born August 20. 1814, and died December 12, 1891, aged seventy-seven years, three months and twenty-two days.

She was a daughter of James and Mary Snell Thomas, and one of seven children, of whom two sisters remain.

She was married to Dr. James Wilson January 28, 1830, who died February 13, 1881, preceeding her to the grave ten years, nine months and twenty-two days.

The period of her married life was fifty-one years, and fifteen days.  She celebrated her golden wedding in the house that was built by her father the year she was born.  She moved out of that house on the 60th anniversary of her married life, since which time her home has been with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rule.  She was the mother of twelve children, six of whom have departed this life, and six remain.  She was the oldest native citizen of Falmouth, having lived here seventy-seven years.  She was thus identified with the place and its people more than three-fourths of a century.  She united with the Methodist church in childhood--according to the calculations of one of her sisters, at the age of twelve years.  She joined the church and was baptized at what was known as the Beech Woods Camp meeting, and it is calculated that the home where she died stands on the site of the speakers stand of the old Beech Woods Camp Meeting.  It is an affecting co-incidence, that, after the lapse of so many years, upon the very ground where she was translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light, she laid down the burdens of life and passed into the spirit world.  Her christian experience was clear and her devotion to duty steady and unflinching.  When she stood upon the threshold of the visible church, she was impressed with the necessity of the regenerating grace of God and after several days of deep heart-searching, repentance and earnest prayer, she was made conscious of peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  To the fact that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins she bore them faithful witness through life.

She often referred to her conversion as the event that gave vitality to her whole christian career.  Sister Wilson was modest in her professions.  Hence her life does not abound with occasional striking points, but can best be compared to the steady flow of the deep, pure stream that moves uniformly on to its ocean home.

She was intelligent.  She knew the doctrines and usages of her church and adhered to them, and was acquainted with the current thought of the times in which she lived.  She was the oldest native citizen of Falmouth, likewise she was longer identified with our church at this place than any one else.  On our historical church register her name stands opposite No. 1.


Lewis Newton Wilson, for many years a citizen of Falmouth, died Sunday, January 29, 1928, in Miami, Fla., after a protracted illness.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Lewis Wilson, Hopewell, Va., Gus Wilson and Mrs. E. M. Jordon, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. James Panhorst, Troy, Ala.

A short funeral service was held at a funeral home at Miami and the remains were brought to Falmouth, Ky., accompanied by M. Gus Wilson, son the the deceased, arriving Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held at the Falmouth Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. F. Taliaferro of Frankfort, assisted by Rev. R. N. Bush, pastor of the Falmouth Methodist Church.  The Oion Masonic Lodge conducted the Masonic ritualistic ceremonies at the church and at the grave in Riverside Cemetery at Falmouth, the beautiful ceremonies being conducted by Mr. C. H. Lee Jr.

In his sermon Rev. Taliaferro, who many years ago was pastor at Falmouth, paid a fine tribute to the character of the deceased who united with the Falmouth Church early in life and brought his letter back to this church in recent years.  The speaker said it could be truly declared that Newt Wilson was a true Christian gentleman in every sense, as could be testified to by all who had known him.  Dr. H. C. Clark, who was a boyhood friend of the deceased and had been associated with him for many years, spoke of their life-long friendship and paid a fine tribute to his Christian character, good citizenship and lovable nature.

The pallbearers were Dr. J. E. Wilson, Roy, Clarence, Ralph R. and James T. Wilson, all nephews of the deceased, and Lawrence Dickerson, also a relative.

The following notice of Mr. Wilson's death is from yesterdays Falmouth Outlook:
(Outlook dated Friday, February 3, 1928)


A message on Sunday night, January 29, to H. A. Fabra (his brother-in-law), advised the passing at 5:00 o'clock that evening of Lewis N. Wilson, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Jordan, Jr., Miami, Fla.  Thus "the silver chord was loosed, and the pitcher broken at the fountain," which takes from among the living and transfers to the spirit world, to that "house not made with hands eternal in the heavens," the last one of a pioneer family which was prominent in the early history of Falmouth --Lewis Newton Wilson.

"Newt," as he was familiarly known among those who grew up with him, and all of our local folk of "yesteryear," was a son of Dr. James and Zerelda Wilson.  There were seven children who grew to manhood and womanhood, and all, together with the venerable father and mother, have now passed to a "spirit world."

"Newt", was born in Falmouth (just a few feet north of the Outlook office and printshop) on the 4th day of August, 1848.  If he had lived just a few months longer he would have been eighty years of age.  But having suffered much during the past year or more, and his advanced age rendering recovery impossible, those of us who knew him best, and we dare say even the children and grandchildren remaining, can consistently and with reverence exclaim, "God in his mercy knew best."  He has taken him out of this world of pain, separated his spirit from a pain and disease raked body, "blessed be the name of the Lord."

Newt Wilson was married to Jennie Sharp, daughter of Mrs. Marie Sharp Woodworth, on the 20th day of May, 1873.  On the same day and at the same time his sister, Belle Wilson was married to J. F. Robbins, and the sister, Emma, to Geo. R. Rule.  Newt lived here for a time after his marriage and was engaged in the survey through Kentucky of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad.  He retained his residence here and coming back to the old house he served the town as marshal.  Later he moved to Tennessee Copper Co. and Railroad, living at Ducktown, Tenn.

Eight children were born to the union of Newt and Jennie, his wife.  Four are living and four have "passed on."  His wife was an invalid for some years, and was finally brought back to the home of her sister, Mrs. Cora Fabra, where she died in June, 1907.

Newt was made a Master Mason in Orion Lodge here on the 26th day of October, 1871.  While living in Tennessee he affiliated there and served his lodge as Master for a time.  After the death of his wife, he made his home with his daughters.  He lived for a time near Lake Wales, Fla., where he acquired a tract of farmland.  Later he migrated to Cocoanut Grove, now a part of Miami, Fla., and spent his last several years on earth there.  He affilliated with the Masonic Lodge at Cocoanut Grove soon after taking up his residence there, and the Masons there loved him and assisted in caring for him during the latter months of his illness.  When Newt made his last visit here he expressed the wish that his body be buried in our Riverside cemetery by the side of the body of his wife he loved above all else.  This wish was gratified and his body was tenderly deposited there by his Masonic brothers of the "yesteryear", assisted by the younger members of the fraternity now affilliated in Orion Lodge.

Funeral services at the local Methodist church were conducted by his former pastor, the Rev. Taliaferro.

WILSON -- Dr. John M. Wilson died at his home in Williamstown, Ky., on the evening of July 20, 1903, after an illness of some four weeks duration, the immediate cause of his death being superinduced by an attack of acute gastrtis.

He was born in Falmouth, March 7, 1832 and was the oldest son of the late Dr. James and Zerelda Wilson, and a brother of Postmaster J. M. Wilson, and City Clerk, W. E. Wilson.  After attending the schools of his native place, he was graduated with honors from the medical college of Ohio in March, 1853.  For a year following his graduation he was associated with his father and Dr. J. H. Barbour, in the practice of his profession at this place.  He then located at Flour Creek, where he practiced until 1857, when he removed to Williamstown, at which place he was actively engaged in his chosen profession until some two or three years since, when his health became so impaired, thet he was compelled to retire from active work.

Dr. Wilson was married in 1860 to Miss Mamie Robinson Kerr, of Fayette county, sister to Mrs. J. M Wilson, of this place and also a sister of Col. John B. Kerr, of the general staff of the U.S. army.  Nine children were born to them, six of whom remain to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father.

The doctor was a man of untiring energy in whatever field of activity he entered.  He stood at the very top of his profession in his community, there being no more widely known physician in Northern Kentucky. In politics he was an uncompromising Republican, in religion an ardent Methodist, a friend always to the poor and needy, a man among men, and in his family relations a loving husband and father.

The funeral will be conducted from his late residence in Williamstown at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 23rd.  Burial in Williamstown cemetery .

My note: he was married to sister of Ella Kerr Wilson.

From the Williamstown Courier

"It is only two weeks since the public was informed through the Courier that Dr. J. M. Wilson was a very sick man, and now we must add to this the appailing statement that he is dead.  With a good constitution and an iron will his friends all the time hoped for a recovery, but it did not come.

Born in Falmouth, on the 5th of March, 1832, he was past 71, and this was against him in this, his last illness.

He was the oldest and probably, considering the great length of time and the extent of his practice, the most successful physician in the county.  For more than forty-five years he had been engaged in the practice of his profession at Williamstown, and there are few houses within a radius of fifteen miles into which he has not entered to minister to the comfort or restore the health of its inmates.

He has always been a faithful physician, never sparing himself, but going far and near, in sun or shower, in heat or cold, responding cheerfully and with alacrity to the call of the suffering, without distinction of age, condition or color.  Indeed, it will be in the humble and hidden away homes of the suffering poor, where his gentle and helpful ministration will be more particulaly missed.

He was happily married to Miss Nannie Robinson Kerr, of Fayette county, in 1860, and leaves behind him one of the largest and most interesting families ever reared in Williamstown, who have the tenderest and sincerest sympathy of the community in his hour of distress and bereavement.

He was a life long Republican and had more than a local prominence and influence in the councils of his party. 

He was a Methodist and an Oddfellow, and the funeral ceremonies were in charge of the order.  The members of the Lodge met at their hall at nine o'clock Thursday morning and proceeded to the residence on Paris street where the funeral was preached at ten o'clock by his pastor, Rev. J. D. Redd.  His remains were then borne by his brethren of the Lodge to the beautiful cemetery East of town, and there, according to the impressive ceremonies of Oddfellowship, they were laid to rest to await the angel call on the resurrection morn."

My note: There is a difference in birth date from previous obit.



Mrs. Julia Riggs Scott, sister of Capt. B. T. Riggs of Cynthiana, and widow of the late Robert Scott, died of the infirmities of age Tuesday morning at Falmouth.  She had recently been in feeble health and growing gradually weaker she passed away from heart failure without prolonged suffering.

She was almost 89 years of age.  She was born in Paris (Ky.) on March 12, 1829, and was the daughter of Benj. M. and Agnes Wilson Riggs.  In her girlhood she moved to Falmouth where she was a charter member of the Falmouth Christian church.

On January 10, 1865, she married Mr. Robert Scott, who for many years owned and resided on what is known as the Hutchcraft farm on the White Oak pike, now owned by Mr. W. A. Kendall.  Mr. Scott died in 1888 in Paris.

Mrs. Scott was a woman of remarkable vitality and was unusually bright and active for one of her age, up to her last illness.  She possessed many admirable Christian traits of character and was an earnest follower of the Master whom she confessed early in life.

She leaves an only daughter, Miss Agnes Scott, teacher in the Somerset City School, who has been with her mother since Christmas and will return to her position in a short time.  Mrs. Scott leaves two brothers, Capt. W. B. Riggs, of Covington, and Capt. B. T. Riggs, of Cynthiana, and one sister, Mrs. N. S. Dickerson, of Falmouth.  Brothers and sisters now deceased were James, the eldest, who died at the age of 19, Benjamine, who died in infancy, and Miss Henrietta Riggs, who died in Falmouth a few years ago.

The funeral services were held at Falmouth, Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. J. D. Waters, pastor of the Falmouth Christian church, and the remains were brought to Cynthiana on the morning train.  The remains were placed in the vault at Battle Grove Cemetery with brief services by Rev. J. D. Armistead, of the Cynthiana Christian church.  The remains will later be interred beside her husband in Battle Grove.  The pall bearers here were Messrs. W. W. Ammerman, Gano Ammerman, G. A. Renaker, I. N. Monson, J. T. Wilson and Dr. I. D. BestMiss Agnes Scott, of Somerset, Mrs. Bingley Dickerson, of Paris, and Mr. R. B. M. Colvin, of Falmouth, were here for the interment Wednesday.


Mrs. Emma Rule was born Oct. 1. 1840.  She united with the Methodist church in 1859, and was married to Bro. Geo. R. Rule, May 20, 1873, and died Feb. 5, 1895.

Mrs. Rule was the daughter of Dr. James and Zerelda Wilson.  She was a most lovable child, kind, obedient and a favorite with most people.  She was almost the idol of the home with the brothers--always kind, tender, gentle and affectionate; ever ready to do anything that would add to the comfort of the home; and many are ready to verify what Bro. Rule has often said to the writer of these lines:  "She was a companion without a superior."  How devoted to her husband, how true, how noble was the spirit she possessed.  Few women had more friends.  Her pastor visited her frequently during her last illness and, although suffering  from that dread disease, cancer,  and gradually wasting away, she was always calm, quiet and uncomplaining.  Upon one occasion she remarked that if it were not for the supply of God's grace it would be impossible to bear the afflictions of this life.  When asked if she felt the comforting and sustaining influence of God's grace she replied:  "Oh, yes, I could not live without it!"  Evidently she lived with it, by it, and through the constant supply of grace from heaven.  She has done her work well, has finished her course, fought the last battle of life and came off more than conquerer in the last final struggle.  She is gone but is not dead.  No, she is now enjoying the company of "those who came up through great tribulations and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb."  Let us not weep as those who have no hope, but with a steadfast faith look beyond the dark, deep grave with the blessed anticipation of a reunion in that sun bright clime where darkness, death and destruction can never come.  Her funeral was preached by her pastor in the Methodist church and then she was laid to rest in the Riverside cemetery, Feb. 7, 1895.  She leaves a husband, five brothers, many relatives and--------(this is where part of the last 4 lines are missing.

(Another article)
Sweetly Asleep in Death

If any spirit ever took its flight from earth leaving behind the sweet assurance to relatives and friends of a blessed immortality, it was when that pure, gentle and Christian life of Mrs. George R. Rule ended upon this earth, which occurred at 9:30 o'clock, Tuesday night, February 5, 1895.  Calmly and uncomplainingly she bore her terrible and sad afflication of cancer, exhibiting what a help a true obedience to her God from childhood proved to her in the trying times of suffering and in the hour of death.  To her death had no terror, but only the regret of leaving behind those whom she so dearly loved, caused her an anxiety only felt by those whose life has been devoted in sowing seeds of kindness, and of trying to elevate God's people.

Mrs. Rule was the daughter of the late Dr. James and Zerelda Snell Wilson, and was born October 1st, 1840, and consequently would have been 55 years of age at her next birthday; was married to her husband, Mr. George R. Rule, a prosperous citizen of this place, May 20th, 1873.  She united with the M. E. Church when quite young and continued to live an exemplary christian life, characterized by her ever willingness to minister unto the sick and afflicted, the poor and the needy and her devotion to the church and all kindred institutions.

No expense upon the part of her devoted husband, or labor upon the part of her relatives and numerous friends, were spared to bring relief to the poor, patient sufferer, but all proved to be in vain, and nothing new remains but to console themselves with the sweet thought that the dear wife, the dear sister, the dear relative, and the dear friend, has gone to her reward where at last she is free from the excruciating pain she so bravely stood while on earth, there to join hands and mingle with her affectionate parents, sister and friends, and weep with joy upon the bosom of the blessed Master!  There to intercede for those of earth and to welcome them to that home where separation is unknown.  "Blessed are they that die in the Lord."

Her funeral was preached at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock, Thursday, by Rev. E. L. Southgate, of Lexington, after which the remains, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, were solemnly borne to Riverside Cemetery, where amid tears and profound sympathy for the bereaved husband and relatives, they were consigned to the grave, there to "rest, sweetly rest," evermore.


A. T. Wiggins, aged 69 years, one of Bracken county's most prominent farmers and stock traders, died Tuesday afternoon at his home near Milford.  He was stricken last spring with dropsy, and since that time his condition has shown a steady decline until his useful life peacefully came to a close while seated in a chair in the presence of his loved ones.  His limbs and body were greatly swollen, and for weeks it was impossible for him to lie down.  His death is a severe shock to his family and friends, but it was expected and came as a relief to his earthly suffering.

Mr. Wiggins was a son of the late R. B. Wiggins, and was born in Harrison county June 7, 1843.  He had been an active business man all his life.  In the later 60's he located in Falmouth and was associated with the late John Rollins in the general merchandise and tobacco business.  He was united in marriage to Miss Josie Hobday, of this city, who survives with five children - Miss Lizzie Wiggins, Ed, Charlie, Thomas and Trust Wiggins; also by two sisters and one brother - Mrs. Mary French, of Augusta; Mrs. Effie Gruell and R. B. Wiggins.

Mr. Wiggins located on the finest farm in Bracken county and engaged in the pursuits of agriculture and stock trading and his career was one of remarkable success.

Mr. Wiggins was an ex-Confererate soldier and belonged to the 2nd Ky. Cav.  He served under Col. Clay and Gen. John. H. Morgan.  Deceased was a gentleman of pleasing address and upright character and leaves behind a name that is worthy of emulation.  He was a kind-hearted man and lays down the career of life honored and respected by all who knew him.  In his death his family loses a devoted husband and father, the county and state a loyal, upright citizen.

The funeral was held at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon (Wednesday) and interment took place in Riverside cemetery.  The last sad rites were attended by a very large concourse of relatives and friends, and was an evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best.  The pall bearers were selected from the ex-Confederate soldiers.


Mrs. Margaret Riggs, the widow of Captain W. B. Riggs, formerly of this city, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Larue Coppage, in New York City last Wednesday, April 24, at the age of 82 years.

Mrs. Riggs was born in Hannibal, Mo., and was the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. W. A. Warner.  He was Colonel of the Eighteenth Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War.  She was a granddaughter of the late General Leslie Combs.  Her parents moved to Kentucky when she was quite a small child and the family lived at Meridian in this county.  It was there at the family home that her marriage to Captain W. Riggs took place in 1865, and to this union four children were born, George, Mary, Nessie and Gertrude.  The daughter, Gertrude, who is Mrs. Larue Coppage, and a granddaughter, Miss Margaret Clark of Jacksonville, Fla., survive.  Captain Riggs passed away in November, 1927, and the other children also have passed on.  The granddaughter, Miss Clark, is the daughter of Nessie, who married Mr. Clark and lived in Pittsburgh, Pa.  All of the family are buried in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth.

Captain and Mrs. Riggs spent many years of their life in this city and moved from here to Covington.  About five years ago they went to live with their daughter, Mrs. Coppage, in New York and it was at her home that the death of Mrs. Riggs occurred.

Captain and Mrs. Riggs were both members of the Falmouth Christian Church and were among the charter members of that church.  They were identified with the early life of this community and were held in the highest esteem.

The body was brought here for interment and funeral services were held last Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her nephew, Lawrence J. Dickerson.  The body was accompanied by the daughter, Mrs. Coppage, and a number of friends and relatives.  Thery were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jameson of Ft. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Summerville of Protsmouth, Ohio, Mrs. Fannie Davis of Latonia, Mrs. B. R. Dickerson and son, Charles Dickerson, of Paris, Miss Agnes Scott and Mrs. Sam Vaughan of Texas.

The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. A. W. Vanderpool of the Methodist Church and interment took place in Riverside Cemetery.

Four Drowned When Skiff Overturned in Mississippi River

Mrs. Thomas Perry and her two daughters, Louise, 18, and Elizabeth, 10 and Granville Elkins, 8, of Memphis, Tenn., were drowned in the Mississippi river Sunday July 15th.  The tragedy took place late in the afternoon just south of Memphis.

Mrs. Perry and her two daughters and their six guests from Hickman, Ky., were attempting to cross the Mississippi river in a small skiff when it overturned with the nine people.  Four members of the party were drowned, and five were rescued by two Negroes in a skiff.

The party decided to row across the Mississippi River in the afternoon to the beach on President's Island, and enjoy a swim.  When the party reached two-thirds of the distance across the river, Miss Louise Perry changed seats and sat in the rear of the boat.  As she made the change, water poured into the skiff and panic seized the occupants.  Some jumped and others fell from the rapidly filling skiff.  Mr. Perry, the husband, was standing helpless on the bank and witnessed the tragedy which took from him his wife and two daughters.  Miss Louise Perry was an expert swimmer and drowned while attempting to save her mother and her sister, Elizabeth.  Survivors say they saw the three struggling in the water, and that apparently all three went down together.

O. L. Malone, one of the survivors, manager of a Piggly Wiggly store in Memphis, was engaged to Miss Louise Perry.

Mrs. Perry was before her marriage Miss Belle Wilson, who was born and reared to girlhood in Falmouth.  She was a daughter of Newt Wilson, who now resides in Florida.  She is a cousin of Dr. J. E. Wilson, Misses Ella and Mary Wilson, of Falmouth and Mr. J. T. Wilson of this city,



Mrs. Nannie Kerr Wilson, in her 80th year, widow of the late Dr. John M. Wilson, of Williamstown, died at 6:40 p.m., on Christmas day, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Prof. John L. Hill and wife, at Gerogetown, with whom she was spending the holidays.  She went to Georgetown on Thursday of last week from Millersburg with her daughter, Miss Corrine Wilson, teacher in Millersburg Female College; and another daughter, Miss Maud Wilson, of Covington, was also with her when she passed peacefully away like one going into a gentle sleep.  She had been in bed only two days with asthma and heart trouble and suffered little.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Fayette county, and was the daughter of John and Rachel Kerr.  She was the widow of the late Dr. John M. Wilson, of Williamstown, and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nancy Carrick, of Boston, Mass; Mrs. Hill, Miss Corinne Wilson, of Millersburg, and Miss Maude Wilson, of Covington, and a son, E. K. Wilson, of Williamstown.  One granddaughter, Miss Nannette Case, of Lexington, also survives her.

She was a sister of General John B. Kerr and an aunt of Senator J. T. Tunis and Mrs. Mary Kelley, all well known in Lexington, and of Mrs. J. M. Wilson, of his city.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of one of the most distinguished families of the State.  Her husband, Dr. John Wilson was a brother of Capt. J. M. Wilson, and came from one of our pioneer families.

The funeral and burial took place at Williamstown.  D. C. C. Fisher, president of Millersburg College, officiated at the funeral.


Paul Gordon Wiggins, the youngest son of Charles and Mary H. Wiggins, was born near Milford, Bracken county, Kentucky, March 4, 1906, and departed this life June 26, 1927, being 21 years, 3 months and 22 days old.  He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother, of Falmouth, two brothers, Leon Shelby Wiggins, of Covington, and Ernest Hamilton Wiggins, of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and one sister, Ann N. Odella Wiggins, at home, together with a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiggins, on Robbins avenue, Wednesday afternoon, June 29.  The funeral was attended by a large assembly of sympathizing relatives and friends.  The floral offerings were many and beautiful.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery.  The Rev. Harley C. Chiles conducted the funeral, assisted by the Rev. C. E. Brown.

The pall-bearers were:  Herschel King, Walter W. Bishop, Preston Fields, Melvin Hart, Clark Hicks, Wilson Wiggins, Leland Wiggins and Alva Woods.  The flower girls were:  Gladys Berryman, Louise King, Aleda Rice, Helen Riddell, Virginia and Josephine Wiggins.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were:
Brooksville--Mrs. Sadie Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Breeze Thompson, Mrs. Jerry Martin, Mrs. B. F. Workman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hobday, Abe Langley.
Milford--Mr. and Mrs. John Woodward and daughter, Virginia; Mrs. H. E. Routt and sons, Allen and Henry; Mrs. Lee and daughter, Bessie; Mr. and Mrs. John Casey and children, Mrs. Walter England.
Covington--Mrs. Louise King, Mrs. Ira Reynolds and mother, Mrs. Judith Riddell and daughter, Helen, and Raphael Owen and Maude Moran.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning at the bar
When I set out to sea.

Augustus Wilson, age 47, died of tuberculosis in a Cincinnati hospital Sunday morning, March 22.  The body was taken to Falmouth, former home of his parents, where the funeral and burial took place.

Augustus Wilson, son of Louis Newton and Jane Sharp Wilson, was born in Augusta, Ky., March 26, 1889, but lived most of his life in Tennessee where his father was engaged as civil and mining engineer, having a prominent part in the survey of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad.  Gus Wilson's grandfather was the late Dr. James Wilson, pioneer physician of Falmouth.  Moving to Florida, the family resided for a number of years on their fruit plantation in that state.  After the death of both parents Gus Wilson located in Cincinnati about seven years ago, he there being connected with the maintenance department of the Sears-Roebuck stores in that district.

He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church, a former Mason and a World War veteran.  Modest and reserved, he was an exemplary citizen respected by all who knew his admirable qualities.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Panhorst of Troy, Ala., and Mrs. E. M. Jordan, of Miami, Fla., and a brother, Louis N. Wilson of West Virginia.  He was a cousin of Dr. J. E. Wilson, Misses Mary and Ella Wilson, Clarence M. Wilson, Miss Stella Wilson, Mrs. George Held and Mrs. Allie Arnold of Falmouth.  He was never married.

Funeral services were held at the R. B. M. Colvin Funeral Home at Falmouth Wednesday, March 25 at 2:30 P.M. with burial taking place in Riverside Cemetery beside his mother and father.  Rev. E L. Griffy of the Falmouth Methodist Church, conducted the funeral service.  Russell Carrier sounded taps at the grave.

Pallbearers were C. M. Wilson, Joe Malloy, Cecil Boggess, F. A. Thomasson, Bernard Fields and Ralph Bell.

Among those attending the funeral were a sister, Mrs. George Panhorst of Troy, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Wilson and Miss Hallie Miller Wilson of Frankfort; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wilson of Cynthiana.


(February 13, 1920 edition of the Falmouth Outlook)
Friends in this city were greatly shocked Monday evening when the message was received here announcing the death of John C. Hamilton, at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Mr. Hamilton had been in declining health for the past year.  No details have as yet been received, and no arrangements have been made for the funeral up to the time of our going to press.

John C. Hamilton was born August, 1854, and was in his sixty-sixth year.  He was the son of the late Wm. R. and Frances Elizabeth Hamilton, and was born and reared near Richland, this county.  In November, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Sallie K. Mullins, of this city, and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive with the wife.  The children are:  Mrs. M. D. Martin, of Poindexter; Mrs. Emmett McClung, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Miss Mary Hamilton, of Cynthiana.  He is also survived by three sisters:  Mrs. Fannie E. Applegate, Mrs. J. J. Hobday and Mrs. J. M. Struve, all of this city.

Mr. Hamilton engaged in the dry goods, business in this city in the early eighties and twenty-seven years ago he disposed of his business in this city and moved his family to Cynthiana, where he engaged in the dry goods and lumber business, until recently when he retired.  Mr. Hamilton was a gentle man of high moral character, and a member of the Baptist church.  He had been spending the winters in Florida and went to St. Petersburg with his wife about the first of the year.

The Funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at Cynthiana.


Mrs. Mary Fryer, age 78 years, widow of the late Squire Wm. W. Fryer, died Monday, June 19th, at the home of her son, C. F. Fryer, four miles west of this city.  She had been an invalid for a long time.

Mrs. Fryer was a daughter  of the late William and Harriet Monroe, pioneer citizens of Pendleton county, and was born July 14, 1843, being 78 years, 11 months and 23 days of age.  She is survived by two sons and three daughters, C. F. and W. W. Fryer, Mrs. R. F. Mains, of this county; Mrs Henry Chatman, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Nellie ________, of Indianapolis, Ind., and one step-son John F. Fryer, of this county.  She is also survived by one brother and two sisters, Capt. H. F. Monroe, of this city, and Mrs. James Oldham and Mrs. Otis Adams of Covington.

Mrs. Fryer spent her entire life in the vicinity of Falmouth, where she was known for her loving kindness to her family and friends.  She was a life-long member of the Methodist church, and a woman who had done her full duty to her God, her family and her neighbors, and passed on and over the silent stream with the full assurance that all was well.  She was in every sense of the word a home woman, and lived for those who loved her.  She was held in the highest esteem by a host of friends and her passing will be received with much sorrow.  We can say that a faithful wife and mother has gone to her reward.

The funeral was held Wednesday at her home, and interment took place in Riverside cemetery.


Mrs. Agnes Dickerson, aged about 82 years, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Hamilton, in Philadelphia, Pa.  Her husband, N. S. Dickerson, preceded her to the Great Beyond about one year ago.  She was a native of this city, and spent almost her entire life here.  After the death of her husband, she went to make her home with her daughter.

Mrs. Dickerson was a life-long member of the Christian church, and was a charter member of the local church.  She was a splendid woman, and the news of her death was received with sorrow by a host of relatives and friends in this city.  She is survived by four children, Lawrence Dickerson, of Lexington; Bingley R. Dickerson, of Paris; Mrs. Harry Hamilton, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Sam Vaughan, of El Paso, Texas.  The remains were brought back to her old home here yesterday, and interment took place in Riverside cemetery by the side of her husband.

She is also survived by two brothers, Capt. B. T. Riggs, of Cynthiana and B. R. Riggs, of Covington.

(From "Cemeteries From The Files of E.E. Barton" there is listed:                         Agnes Riggs Dickerson b. 9/22/1838  d. 4/21/1919     and
Nathan Smith Dickerson  b. 1/6/1837  d. 5/6/1918 )


Mrs. Hallie Taliaferro Wilson, aged 84 years, a resident of Frankfort for about 50 years, died at her home in that city Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29th, 1960 after a lingering illness.  She was the widow of the late Ralph R. Wilson who died in 1953.

Mrs. Wilson spent many years of her early life in Falmouth with her father, Rev. T. F. Taliaferro who was the pastor of local Methodist Church.  In recent years she would visit here the guest of her sister, the late Mrs. R. B. M. Colvin.

She is survived by three children, Thomas T. Wilson, Editor of the Cynthiana Log Cabin, Cynthiana, James Edwin Wilson, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. H. W. Schramme of  Frankfort.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the First Methodist Church, Frankfort, with burial taking place in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Attending the funeral from Falmouth were Mrs. C. H. Fossett and Miss Mary Wilson.


Miss Mary Lee Coleman, daughter of the late Julius and Mary Coleman homestead on North Liberty St. on Feb. 1, 1865, and peacefully departed this life at Ye Old Folks Lodge in Cynthiana on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1950, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 26 days.

She was the last member of this Pendleton County family, her closest survivors being one niece, Mrs. Nell Simon of Denver, Colo., and four cousins, J. T. and Robert Colvin, Mrs. Luther Williams, and Mrs. Ira Chiles of Falmouth.

She was a devoted member of the Falmouth Methodist Church.  Miss Mary was a fine Christian lady in every sense of the word, and was loved and admired by many friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the Woodhead Funeral HOme on Friday, Dec. 29, at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. E. L. Griffy, assisted by Rev. G. G. Kitson of the Falmouth Methodist Church.  Interment took place in Riverside Cemetery.

The pallbearers were W. E. Gra_, Robert Meek, R. L. Lawrence and J. T. Colvin, and Clarence Aulick.


Mrs. Sadie Campbell Hobday, aged 72 years, beloved wife of Charles E. Hobday, died at her home in Brooksville on Saturday, July 6, 1940, following an illness of several years.

Mrs. Hobday was born June 3, 1868, and was united in marriage to Charles E. Hobday of Falmouth on Dec. 25, 1889.  Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Earl Hobday of Chicago, and six grandchildren.  After their marriage the family resided here for ten years and then moved to Brooksville.  Mr. Hobday was employed for many years by the Brooksville railroad and Bracken County Telephone Co.

Mrs. Hobday was a gracious Christian woman and was loved and admired by a host of friends from both Brooksville and Falmouth.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Alston of the Baptist Church.  The remains were brought to Falmouth that afternoon and burial took place in the Hobday lot in Riverside cemetery.


Miss Alice Corinne Senteny, aged 74 years, died at her home at Springfield, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 18, 1940.  Her passing came suddenly. 

Miss Senteny was born July 30, 1865, at Jeffersontown, Ky., and was a daughter of the late William Wallace and Lucretia Ann Daniel Senteny.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Barker of this city, Mrs. W. S. Thomas and Miss Emira Senteny of Springfield, Ohio.

Miss Senteny was well known in Falmouth, where she often visited her sister, Mrs. Barker.  She was a high cultured and refined woman and her passing is a severe shock to many friends.

The remains were taken to Louisville, where funeral services were held Friday at the Pearson Funeral Home.  Burial took place in the family lot in the Jefferson Cemetery.



Mrs. Lida, the wife of our friend Van Hobday, died last Thrusday morning, July 5, 1888, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. T. F. Taliaferro, at New Castle.  Mrs Hobday was stricken down with malarial fever and was sick only a short time, about two weeks.  The shock the news of her death brought to her relatives was painful indeed.  Her remains were brought here Saturday morning for burial and now sweetly repose in Riverside cemetery.  The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rev. Dr. Walker, of Cynthiana, at the M. E. church in this city, and was largely attended.  We were personally acquainted with Mrs. Lida Hobday, and knew her to be a lady possessing a sweet disposition and as being a most devoted wife.  A little boy only nine months old is now all that remains of this happy union to cheer the sorrowing father.
(Lida Hobday  b. 6/16/1864  d. 7/5/1888 )


Miss Eva W. Monroe, the subject of this sketch, was born in Pendleton county, Ky., on the 14th day of February, 1853; died March 17, 1881.  It having been our good fortune to know her from early life, it is with delight we remember many of the fond recollections of the past.  Many were the kind acts, many were the kind works spoken by her, making impressions that will doubtless follow us to the end of life.  When we remember her kindness, her cheerfulness, and how amiable, how affable, our eyes fill with tears and our hearts go up in gratitude to the Giver of all good that our lot was ever cast with her as a devoted friend and kind sister.  As a christian she was consistent as in all other respects; was a member of the church for a number of years, ever active, faithful and diligent in all her relations to the church, a worthy example to us all--one of whom, it may be said in truth, she looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness.  She had measured of this world's lite but a few short years, her career had just began, and yet in the Providence of God has been called away, has laid aside the tenement of clay and put on the beautiful garb of the blessed above, leaving us the full assurance that she has gone to that rest that waiteth the christian.  Her remains have been laid beneath the silent earth, where they gently sleep, where the morning's sun early dawns upon her grave, scattering the glittering dew drops that fall from Heaven upon the buds that may bloom there.  The tide of time washes off, one by one, the marks of this world, but deposits them on another shore, and
Sad would this world be and drear,
Were not the blessed hope given
That as friends circle narrow here
"Tis widening more in Heaven.
E. F. B.


Mrs. Eliza Isabelle Hobday, aged 81 years, died Tuesay morning about 7:00 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, A. T. Wiggins, near Milford.  She had been in her usual good health up until about three weeks ago when she went from this city to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. T. Wiggins.  She was taken ill and stricken with paralysis, from the effects of which she gradually grew worse until the end relieved her suffering.

Mrs. Hobday's maiden name was Minor, and she was born May 22, 1829, and spent her whole life in Pendleton county.  In early life she was united in marriage to John E. Hobday, of this county, who preceded her to the great beyond in 1894.  Five children survive--John J., of this city; M. V., Chattanooga; C. E., Brooksville; Mrs. Nora Wilson, of this city, and Mrs. A. T. Wiggins, of near Milford.  Deceased is also survived by one half-brother and two half-sisters--Lieut. H. F. Monroe, of this city; Mrs. James Oldham and Mrs. Otis Adams, both of Covinton.

Mr. and Mrs. Hobday were married in 1845, and after happily traveling life's pathway for 50 years together they celebrated their golden wedding.

Mrs. Hobday was a member of the Methodist church for more than a half-century.  She was a consecrated Christian woman whose every walk of life was worthy of emulation.  She was kind-hearted and true and was loved and admired by a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Falmouth Methodist church Wednesday conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. S. Grinstead.  Interment took place in Riverside cemetery by the side of her husband.

The pall-bearers were:  C. H. Lee, Jr., John King, D. E. Redman, W.M. Applegate, J. W. Thompson and Judge J. H. Barker.


Mrs. Elizabeth Hunter, aged 82 years died early Tuesday morning at her home in this city, of a complication of diseases due to advanced age.

Mrs. Hunter was born in Pendleton county Feb. 14, 1829.  She was before her marriage a Miss Boston.  She ahd been a resident of this city for many years and lived alone.  She was a fine old lady and had many friends who will mourn her loss.  She was well educated and a woman of polished personality.  She was a member of Falmouth Baptist church.  She is survived by one brother, John Boston, and a half-brother, Frank Boston and one half-sister, Mrs. Mary E. Clarke.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at her late home, conducted by Rev. Ellis A. Cottrell.  Interment took place in Riverside cemetery.


The good humored face and friendly hand-shake of Mr. J. E. Hobday will be seen and felt no more in the home circles, or upon the streets of our town, where for more than twenty-five years he had resided, loved, honored, and respected by all.  Especially was Mr. Hobday a favorite with children, and many of us now grown to manood and womanhood can never cease to remember his cheerful nature and his many original and unique ways of affording the little ones pleasure.  As a husband and father he was ever kind and indulgent; as a neighbor and friend, ever faithful and true--ready at all times to lend a helping hand and to speak a cheerful word to the afflicted and oppresed.

Mr. Hobday passed peacefully away, surrounded by his children and grandchildren and a number of friends, Saturday, September 7th, 1895, at one o'clock, after a long illness, aged near 77 years.

An excellent funeral discourse was preached by Presiding Elder D. W. Robertson, of Millersburg, with remarks by Revs. Barker and Kerr, at the home of the deceased Monday morning at 10 o'clock, after which the remains were conveyed by Undertaker J. H. Dunstall to Riverside cemetery and laid to rest.

Uncle Johnny, as he was familiarly called, has but succumbed to the inevitable end of man.  He is at last free from the pains and cares of an aged and declining life.  The trials and perplexities incident to this life are exchanged for the peaceful sleep of the grave, and his "spirit has ascended to Him who gave it."

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of the deceased in their sad bereavement, and we can only point out to them for consolation Him "who doeth all things well," and too, the consolation they will find in trying to emulate the life of the deceased.

Additional information
John E. Hobday, the subject of this sketch, was born near Falmouth, Pendleton county, Ky., Nov. 5th 1818.  He and Miss Isabell Minor were untied in marriage March 27th, 1848, and located in Falmouth during the year 1868.  Seven children blessed this union, five of whom--three sons and two daughters--all grown, are yet living and with their mother and a host of friends and relatives mourn his demise.

Last Saturday, Sept. 7th, 1895, a little after the noon hour, "Uncle" John Hobday quietly closed his eyes and went to sleep, calmly, sweetly, preacefully, to awake no more on earth. 

He is now at rest.

Death to him had no terror.  He patiently awaited the call, and was ready to go when it came.

For the past eight or nine months he was confined to his bed, but bore all of his suffering with that degree of fortitude and patience known only to the true and pure at heart.

He had no cause to fear death.  His life had been an exemplary one--all that a true Christian spirit could make it.  A kinder, nobler man never lived.  With a good word and  a hearty handshake he greeted every one, and many a silent tear trickled down the cheek of some one whom he had befriended when all that was mortal of "Uncle John" was borne to its last resting place in the silent city of the dead.

The large concourse of friends who attended the funeral and the burial was a true test of his worth and character.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. W. Robertson, presiding elder of the Maysville district, assisted by Revs. T. W. Barker and T. C. Kerr, Monday morning at ten o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest.


John J. Hobday, one of Falmouth and Pendleton county's most highly esteemed and best known citizens, died at his home on Maple avenue, December 7, 1927.  Mr. Hobday had been in failing health for the past two years.

Mr. Hobday was born near Wagoner's Ferry, in Pendleton county, November 15, 1848, and was the son of the late John E. and Elizabeth Isabell Minor Hobday.  He was educated in the old Pendleton Academy in Falmouth.  He was united in marriage with Minerva Hamilton, July 31, 1879.  No children were born to this union.  Besides his widow he is survived by two brothers and one sister:  V. E. Hobday, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; C. E. Hobday, of Brooksville; Mrs. Josie Wiggins, of near Milford, and Mrs. Nora Wilson, of Falmouth.  Mr. Hobday united with the Falmouth Methodist church at an early age, and remained a steadfast member until his death.

For more than sixty years, Mr. Hobday was connected with the business life of Falmouth.  He was in the dry goods business for many years.  In all his business dealings he was strictly honest and upright, and his integrity was never questioned.  He was a man who didn't seek personal glory, but went about in his quiet, unassuming way, speaking good of his fellowmen.

Rev. T. F. Taliaferro, who had been a personal friend of Mr. Hobday for more than fifty years, summed up his life in these words:  "Uncle John," as he was familiarly known to the younger generation, was a gentleman of quiet manner, lovable and devoted husband and true friend.  He was never known to speak ill of anyone; a Christian gentleman.  What else can be said?  Every man writes his own eulogy in life.  John Hobday had certainly lived his on a high plane.

The funeral was held Friday at the Falmouth Methodist church, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. R. N. Bush, assisted by the Rev. T. F. Taliaferro and the Rev. C. E. Brown.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery.

The pall-bearers were:  M. D. Martin, T. P. Wiggins, John C. Hamilton, Charles Wiggins, Clarence and Roy M. Wilson


Mrs. Rebecca M. Hobday, venerable mother of Mr. C. B. Hobday, of this city, died at her residence near Claysville Tuesday morning, July 17 after three days of illness.

Deceased was born in Bracken County on March 4, 1842 and was the daughter of the late Rebecca and Levi Walters.  Her first husband, Mr. Jackson, died many years ago.  On March 6, 1872, she was married to Mr. John M. Hobday, who died about 23 years ago.  The following children survive:  Mr. C. B. Hobday, Cynthiana; Mr. T. M. Hobday, Harrison County; Mr. Howe Hobday, Claysville pike; Mrs. Minnie Robbins, Irvington, Va., and W. W. Jackson, Tolena, Mo.

Mrs. Hobday was a member of the Claysville Christian Church and a splendid woman who was widely esteemed.

The funeral services, conducted by Rev. George Ammerman assisted by Rev. M. S. Clark, were held at the Benson Church yesterday morning, July 19, at 10:30 o'clock.  Burial was in the Benson Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Messrs. D. J. Casey, A. J. McDowell, L. C. England, J. W. Snodgrass, O. W. Duncan and Herbert Batte.


John Hobday Boston was born February 1, 1835, at Falmouth, Ky.  He died April 26, 1927, at Newtonia, Mo.  In 1856 he came to Lewis county, Missouri.  He married Miss Eugenia Wainwright in August, 1858.  She died in July, 1918.  To his union eleven children were born, eight survive the father, three having gone before him.  In early life Brother Boston embraced Christianity, uniting with the Methodist church, in which he remained a loyal member throughout his long life.  He moved to Newtonia in 1876 where he resided until his death.  The deceased was of optimistic type, never complaining or finding fault, but with a charitable disposition, and kind word for all he met, he proved a benediction to all who came into his presence.  He lived a long and happy life, caring more for eternal interests than for temporal affairs.  His faith in God was unshaken by the storms of life.  He was blessed with health until a short time before he passed peacefully away.  He was a man who had no enemies, but all who knew him, loved him.  In his home he was a devoted husband, a loving father, and in the community a most exemplary citizen.

During his last days he was anxious to go to that eternal home where he could strike glad hands with loved ones on the other shore.  Truly, his children can rise up and call him blessed.  Honor to his memory--A Friend


Last of "Saddle Pocket" Doctors Succumbs After Long Illness

Dr. H. C. Clark, aged 89 years, one of Pendleton County's highly beloved citizens and physicians, died at his home in this city Sunday morning, October 31, (1937) at 1:30 o'clock, following a short illness of pneumonia.  He had been in declining health for the past two years.

Dr. Clark was a son of the late Captain James T. Clark, a native of Pennsylvania, and Caroline Patton Clark, a native of North Carolina, and was born in Falmouth April 1, 1848.  In early life he united with the Falmouth Methodist Church and remained loyal to its teachings throughout his long life.  He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Thomas Clark of Bath County on Sept. 1, 1877, and to this union two children were born, Henry Clark, who died at the age of 14, and Mrs. David Powell, of Seattle, Wash.  He is also survived by two sisters, Miss Sarah Clark of this city and Mrs. M. V. Hobday of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dr. Clark received his early education in the Pendleton Academy of this city.  He graduated from the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati in 1871, and located in Bath County, where he practiced his profession for several years.  He came back to this city where he practiced medicine for more than sixty years, retiring recently on account of declining health.  He is the last of saddle pocket doctors in this section of Kentucky.  When he first began practicing medicine there was not a single mile of macadam road in the county and he was compelled to walk or ride a horse with his saddle pockets thrown across the horse's back.  Later on when the pikes were built Dr. Clark used a horse and buggy and more recently he used the automobile.  Many of the older generation can remember Dr. Clark riding his stately steeds.  He was also a civic leader, and served on the city council and as mayor of Falmouth.  He also served many years as health officer of Pendleton County.  His long experiences with all classes of people good and bad, kind and cruel, enriched and endowed his mind with a knowledge that only a few attain in a lifetime.  He was especially fond of children and they loved him.  He truly dwelt in a "house by the side of the road," and was a friend to man.

Dr. Clark's father, Captain James T. Clark, and four brothers and one brother-in-law served in the Union Army during the Civil War and were members of the famous Eighteenth Kentucky Infantry.  He was a only a boy of thirteen during the Civil War, but he remembered many thrilling episodes that took place in Falmouth and Pendleton County during that period.  He was a link between the present and the distant past, and he was called on many times for dates or incidents in Falmouth's early history.  He was a well read man and remembered what he read and could quote by the hour from memory.  He loved his profession and kept abreast of he medical fraternity.  He was a fluent speaker and a lovable companion, which made him popular at home and abroad.  He held honorary membership in the Kentucky Medical Society, Harrison County Medical Society, Kenton-Campbell Medical Society and the Bracken-Pendleton Medical Society.

In a recent interview Dr. Clark said, "If I had my life to live over again, I would not change any of it.  I would want the same mother and father, brothers and sisters, wife and children.  I would want the same old gang that I played with as a boy and not a one of them would be eliminated.  I would select the same profession and would love to go through the same experiences with both the joy and the sadness which all go to round out a rich lifetime."  This is certainly a rich testimonial for one to make as he is about to embark on that unknown sea into eternity.

Dr. Clark was a kind and affectionate son, husband, father and brother and was also intensely devoted to the community in which he spent almost a century.  He was loved and admired by all and he passes from this scene to receive a rich reward in the life to come.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Falmouth Methodist Church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. L. Griffy.  Burial took place in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, which is consecrated to the memory of six Union soldiers, all of whom served in the Civil War between the states.  Funeral director R. B. M. Colvin was in charge of the arrangements.

The Rev. Mr. Griffy read the funeral ritual, and the hymn, "How Firm a Foundation."  Rev. R. H. Tolle offered prayer, and Rev. Griffy read a brief obituary and scriptual selection from John 14th and Revelation 21st chapters, and concluded the service by reading the hymn, "Abide With Me."  The church was filled with friends of Dr. Clark, who assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to a friend of many years' standing.

The casket bearers were Dr. C. F. Crecelius, Dr. W. P. Hill, Daniel Bishop, Clarence Wilson, J. M. Parker and J. P. Biehn.

The honorary pallbearers were members of the medical fraternity.

The physicians and out-of-town visitors who attended the funeral of Dr. Clark here were Dr. John Skavlem of Cincinnati, Dr. J. M. Stephenson of Brooksville, Dr. Marshall McDowell, Dr. Wyles and Dr. and Mrs. Reese of Cynthiana, Dr. N. H. Ellis of Williamstown, Dr. T. C. Nichols, Dr. O. W. Brown, Dr. J. M. Blades, Dr. B. N. Comer, Dr. R. T. McMurtry, Dr. W. A. McKenney, Dr. W. M. Townsend, Mrs. Patton, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Mildred Shaefer and two children and Mrs. Lucy Phelps of Covington, Mrs. Laura L. Gaines and Mrs. Margaret L. Bryant of Carrollton.


Capt. James Madison Wilson

Picture of Capt. James M. Wilson
Generously contributed by Eric Nagle, thanks Eric!

This community has lost one of its good citizens, one who has served his country, his family and his fellowmen long and well.  Last Thursday, in the early morning hours, life's shades were drawn upon Captain James Madison, at his home on South Main Street.  He had lived a long and very useful life; he lived to see the closing of the great world war, and closed his eyes upon a peaceful world, which he had hoped and prayed that he might be permitted to do.  Captain Wilson was eighty years of age, and for the past three years had been very feeble, owing to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered about three years ago.  (died November 22, 1918)

Surrounded by loved ones and friends--those near and dear to him--when the summons came he was ready, and when God's finger touched him, he slept.  He was of good cheer, for he had not lived for himself alone.  He had not sacrificed his friends and those about him upon the cruel altar of boundless ambition--for wealth, for place, for fame, or for power.  While his active career was a busy one, he was never so engrossed in his own affairs that he did not have time for an act of charity, and to extend a helping hand or offer a word of cheer to the oppressed.  In his life he lived that no class could regard itself as particularly favored; no class could feel itself, in the least, rejected.  He was the true friend of rich and poor alike, white and colored-and through his unselfish devotion to all good and noble things, his kindness and generosity, he won the respect and confidence of all.

Captain Wilson was one of the most widely known men and prominent citizens of the county.  In politics he always stood for the moral, intellectual and financial betterment of his town, county, state and country, and in his passing on, all are bereft of a model and upright citizen--the highest grandest type of man.

Captain James Madison Wilson was the son of the late Dr. James Wilson, a pioneer physician of this county, and Zerelda Snell Wilson.  He was, at the time of his death, the oldest native-born citizen of Falmouth, having been born in the old brick house on Main Street, only two squares from the house where he passed away.  The fine qualities of this grand old man were inherited from his sturdy ancestors, who were among the first settlers of Kentucky.

Captain Wilson's father was born in Pendleton county.  The parents of the elder James Wilson were among the first settlers in Pendleton county, and at the time of his birth, the city of Falmouth had not been thought of--the site of our city was then a vast forest.

During the immediate period preceding the Revolutionary War and during the continuance of that struggle, many of the frontiersmen and backwoodsmen dwelling on the eastern slopes and in the valleys of the Allegheny Mountains, pressed westward and made settlements in the future Kentucky.  They were a brave, virile, aggressive folk, better qualified than any other class to cope with the perils of the great wilderness and subdue the savage aborigines.

And so it was, that this family, with a few other settlers, penetrated the wild and uncertain forests, known as the Dark and Bloody Ground.  They followed the fertile valley of the Licking, and at a point just a few miles above Falmouth (now known as Wagoner's Ferry), made a settlement and cleared the great forest trees from a little plot of ground--and there cast their lot in the new found land.  Many of the perils faced by these brave old pioneers, and many were the hardships.  In time, children came, and among the first of them was James Wilson (Captain Wilson's father).  He grew to young manhood among the sturdy settlers, and the mark of their great chivalry and prowess was inbred upon him, and he grew to be a man of great intellect and ability.  When later a settlement was made, which later became Falmouth, he came to this place where he practiced medicine, and was one of early pioneer physicians, and very popular.

When the dark clouds of war overspread our country, in 1861, James Madison Wilson was among the first to step forward to the defense of the Union and the Grand Old Flag.  He entered the Union Army as a volunteer and was made a non-commissioned officer.  Later he was promoted to a lieutenancy, and still larger was made a Captain.  This was a reflection of his great ability as a leader of men.  And what a splendid soldier he was!  He was not severe, but his example made every soldier in his command willing to do or die to follow his standard.

Captain Wilson was assigned to Company A, of the Eighteenth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  The men of this company comprised a bulk of the volunteers from Pendleton county.  The deeds of valor, the sacrifice, the victories, of this famous old command need no expatiation here.  The name of the Eighteenth Kentucky is immortal in the hearts of all of us.  In the battle of Richmond, Kentucky.

Captain Wilson's company was ordered to charge a strongly fortified position of the Confederates, which was the unwise thing to do, as a slight maneuver could have successfully accomplished the objective, and probably there would have been much less bloodshed on either side.  The brave Captain led his men in the charge, and in his company, eleven men were killed and twenty-two wounded in twenty minutes.  This was a great blow to Captain Wilson, and he never forgave his superior for the fatal mistake.

The business career of Captain Wilson began many years ago, when he and Captain B. T. Riggs, a comrade during the war, entered the mercantile business at Williamstown.  Captain Wilson later moved to Falmouth, and he became the first mayor of this city, under the new State Constitution.  He resigned that appointment to accept the appointment as postmaster of Falmouth, which position he held for fifteen years, resigning in 1913, in the middle of his fourth term, on account of his advanced age.

Captain Wilson was married to Miss Ella Kerr, on April 26, 1866, just after the close of the Civil War.  On that day his comrade, Captain B. T. Riggs and Miss Kate Kerr, also became man and wife.  The brides were sisters.  It was a military wedding, and took place at the home of the brides; parents, near the cite of the beautiful Elmendorf estate, in Fayette county.  On April 26, 1916, Captain and Mrs. Wilson happily celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding day, when all their children and grandchildren were present.  His loving wife and five children survive.  The children are:  Editor J. T. Wilson, of Cynthiana; Dr. J. E. Wilson, of Falmouth; Ralph R. Wilson, of Frankfort; Misses Ella and Mary Wilson, at home.  There are also five grandchildren.  In fifty two happy years there has not been a death in this family.

The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, at the home, conducted by the Rev. T. F. Taliaferro, of Frankfort, assisted by the Revs. W. E. Beattie and S. H. Pollitt.

Surely, this good man, so true, so honorable, so patriotic, has passed into the brighter and happier existence in the great beyond.  His mortal remains repose beneath the sod he loved and fought for, but that immortality of the soul which was his lives on--and on.



John W. Huffman, general merchant and well known citizen,  of Boyd, died suddenly Monday about 12:00 o'clock, of heart disease.  Mr. Huffman was out in his garden when he was stricken and only lived a few minutes.

Deceased was born near Elizabethville, in Pendleton County, 66 years ago.  He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss McMillan also of this County.  He moved to Harrison County some years ago and conducted a general store at Durbantown.  Recently he purchased the Northcutt store at Boyd and moved to that place.  He is also survived by four brothers; Henry, Frank, Newton and Samuel Huffman.  He was a splendid Christian gentleman and enjoyed the full respect of all who knew him.  He was a member of the Riverview Baptist church.  Interment took place Wednesday in the Berry Cemetery.
(The death date is probably in November of 1918)


A telegram was received last Thursday, by relatives at Butler, stating that Hal Skinner had died in France, from pneumonia.  He was the son of Jake Skinner, and leaves a father and four sisters to mourn their loss.

He was a model young man, and his death will cause much sorrow among his family, relatives and friends.  He died a martyr to the greatest cause since the beginning of time.  May the grass upon his mound in that far away land be kept fresh and green until the bugle shall have called him to his reward.
(The death date is probably November of 1918)


Lieut. R. F. Garrard, well-known ex-Confederate soldier, and prominent citizen, died Wednesday about 12 o'clock, at the home of his son-in-law, Dr. T. C. Nichols, at Morgan.  He was 82 years of age on October 27, and is survived by four children, Mrs. T. C. Nichols and Mrs. Margaret Garrard, L. McD. Garrard and Thomas Garrard.  The funeral will be held in this city Friday.
(From the book "Cemeteries From The Files of E.E. Barton":
Richard F. Garrard         b. 10/27/1836    d. 11/27/1918
Mary McDowell his wife  b. 5/10/1839    d. 2/8/1905
Both buried Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth )


The many relatives and friends of Porter Yelton were grieved to hear of his death, which occurred at Camp Cody, New Mexico, Saturday, November 23rd.  The cause of his death was said to be pneumonia.  Porter was the only son of Albert and Bertha Yelton, of Renfro, Oklahoma and a grandson of the late John J. Yelton.  Their many friends at Butler and vicinity sympathize with their great loss.
( The year was probably 1918)


Mrs. Nancy Clayton, aged 80 years, died Sunday at the County Infirmary.  Interment took place on the farm.  She was a native of Pendleton County, Ky.
(November 25, 1918)


Death has again come into our midst and claimed one of our older and most highly respected and loved citizens for his own.

George R. Rule, who died at his home on south Main Street Monday afternoon, was born in this place April 27, 1837, and had lived here all of his life except for about five years.  He was a man of high and lofty character, honorable, true and just in all his dealings with his fellow men, and enjoyed the highest respect and esteem of all who knew him.

His career in public life has been characteristic of the man, carrying with it the utmost fidelity and the soul of honor and deferential respect.

Enlisting in the Confederate army as a private, in September, 1862, he honestly supported that cause in Company D, 4th Kentucky Cavalry.  He was captured in Kentucky in June, 1864, and held a prisoner for about eight months when he was exchanged and returned to his command.  He was commander of the Confederate Veterans Camp of Falmouth from its organization in 1895, until his death.

In fraternal circles he always took a great interest in the order of Free Masonry, being a member of Orion Lodge No. 222, and it was with sadness that his brothers in that order learned of his death, and gathered in their last sad rites o'er his remains.

In 1870 he was appointed Master Commissioner of the Pendleton Circuit and Chancery Courts, which position he filled for many years with fitness, fidelity and universal satisfaction, being always careful, painstaking and pleasant to all.

Some years ago, about the time of the death ofhis wife, which occurred in February 1895, he was stricken with paralysis, from the effect of which he never fully recovered, and he had since borne his sufferings with patience and fortitude.

He was a consistent member of the Methodist church, having united with that body in December, 1894, and his walks in public and private life were always the same--honorable, upright, gentle, manly, Christian-like and true, and taking in view his consistent and noble life, we can but feel that in leaving us, George R. Rule has simply passed over the river into the great and joyful beyond to meet those loved ones who have gone before.

The funeral ceremonies, in charge of the Masonic order, were fittingly conducted at the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, by Rev. F. K. Struve, pastor, and the body was thereafter borne to its last resting place in the Riverside cemetery.

The pall-bearers were his life long friends:  R. B. McDonald, Col. M. Mullins, N. S. Dickerson, Wm. Logan, F. T. Browning and James E. Blades, and these together with relatives and a large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place.

He leaves a sister, Mrs. Flora Seaman, his nearest relative, and many other kins-people and friends to mourn his departure.

Yes, George R. Rule is gone, but his life, which has been a living inspiration and lesson, will long live and will be held and cherished in loving and tender remembrance.  He has answered his Master's call to meet those loved ones gone before, and to those sorrowing relatives and friends left behind, we commend his noble purpose, his life, and his career.
(From the book" Cemeteries From The Files of E. E. Baton":
George Robinson Rule    1837-1900
Emma L. his wife            1840-1895 )


A citizen who spent his early years in Falmouth and who often returned here for visits throughout his entire lifetime, Ralph Riggs Wilson, has passed to his eternal reward at the age of 78 years, at his home in Frankfort.  Death came to this good man Thursday evening, April 16, 1953, at 5:30 o'clock.

The son of a Union Army Captain and Falmouth native, the late Capt. James M. Wilson, and Ella Kerr Wilson, he had been in failing health since last August when he suffered a severe heart attack.  His passing saddens many relatives and friends here.

Mr. Wilson was born July 26, 1874.  In his parental family he leaves two sisters, Misses Ella and Mary Wilson of Falmouth, and one brother, J. T. Wilson of Cnthiana, publisher of the Cynthiana Log Cabin.  His late brother, Dr. J. E. Wilson was a practicing physician in Pendleton County and also served Falmouth as its mayor for many years.

Mr. Wilson married Miss Hallie Taliaferro of this city June 5, 1901, in a double wedding at the Falmouth Methodist Church.  The late Mr. and Mrs. R. B. M. Colvin were the other participants.

Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Wilson moved to Frankfort, where they have since resided.  Three children came to bless this good home, Mrs. Hallie Schramme of Frankfort, Thomas T. Wilson of Cynthiana, and Joseph Edwin Wilson of Dayton, Ohio.  Besides his children, Mr. Wilson also leaves four grandchildren.

Mr. Wilson was a kind and loving husband and father.  He possessed a characteristic of loyalty and steadfastness to his family and friends that was deeply admired.  His interests in life were always for the better things, his church, his lodge, and his community.  Mr. Wilson was a staunch member of the Frankfort Methodist Church, being the past chairman of the church board.  And down through the years he continued his membership in Orion Lodge No. 222, F. & A. M. here at Falmouth.

His schooling was obtained from the Pendleton Academy and Center College, Danville.  Soon afterwards Mr. Wilson entered into business here in Falmouth for a short time.  Later he and his bride moved to Frankfort where they spent the greater part of their married life.  In the business world, Mr. Wilson was engaged in real estate and insurance.  His friendliness and deep affection he held for his fellowman and the city in which he grew to young manhood, will long be remembered.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Frankfort Methodist Church conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. L. Tullis.  Burial took place in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Music was furnished by a double quartet which sang "How Firm a Foundation" and "My Jesus As Thou Wilt."

Casket bearers were M. W. Tinder, Prentice O'Rear, Paul Mayer, Leonard Robinson, Clinton Wood, and John Fuss.

AAmong those attending the funeral from Falmouth were Misses Ella and Mary Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fossett, Misses Maude and Grace Applegate, Miss Lou Redman, Mrs. Blanche Woolery, D. C. F. Crecelius, and Carl D. Crecelius.

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