Death Notices from The Falmouth Outlook -
Transcribed by Bonnie Snow with permission of The Falmouth Outlook, many thanks
to The Outlook!
Please Note: The following is not all the death notices
that appeared in The Falmouth Outlook during this period. My copy was very
faint in some areas and these are the ones I could read that pertained to
Pendleton County. Death notices pertaining to people from Bracken,
Campbell and Harrison were also posted in The Falmouth Outlook.
MRS. C. T. WILSON
Again the golden bells of heaven have rung and called home one of our most
beloved women, Mrs. C. T. Wilson.
Florence Virginia Yelton was born at Gardnersville Nov. 21, 1856, and passed
away Dec. 9, 1934. She was married to Charles Thomas Wilson on June 11,
1874, and to this union ten children were born, five of whom survive:
Jesse of Springfield, Ohio, Charles and Berry of near Falmouth, Mrs. Eva Brann
of Gardnersville and Mary at home. She also leaves a number of
grandchildren and great-grandchildren to morn her loss.
Just a little over a year ago her husband, C. T. Wilson, passed on and our one
great comfort now is that they are together again, for their life together on
this earth was an ideal one, never being separated more than a week at a time in
their 59 years of married life.
To say that she was an ideal mother, friend and neighbor would be speaking
lightly, for she was loved by everyone, and was always patient, kind and true to
everyone. So we are thinking that she is not dead, she is just away.
She was borne to her place of rest by six of her grandsons, Harold Wilson,
Herbert Wilson, Joe Wilson, Howard Brann, Floyd Roberts and Wilson Johnting.
Flower girls were six granddaughters, Marcella Kelly, Edna and Ruby Wilson,
Mildred Carr, Katherine Wilson and Helen Wilson.
Bro. Windley paid a loving tribute to this wonderful couple who have passed on,
and I only hope that their traits of character may be carried on and on to the
end of time, and I'm sure that their living here has made it a better world for
the rest of us to carry on. XX.
JOHN W. BAYLESS
Mr. John W. Bayless, aged 76 years, passed on at his home at Springfield,
Ill., on Thursday, Dec. 13, 1934.
Mr. Bayless was a son of the late Joseph and Lydia Bayless and was born in
Pendleton county. He located in Ill. many years ago. He is survived
by his widow and one daughter, Miss Lela Bayless of New York City. He is
also survived by one brother, James Bayless. He also leaves many relatives
and friends in this section of the state who will be sorry to learn of his
The funeral was held Dec. 15 in Springfield, conducted by the Rev. E. L. Tobie,
pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial took place in Oak Ridge cemetery at
DEWEY DOUGLAS RIGG
Dewey Douglas Rigg, aged 35 years, postmaster at Morgan, KY, and one of the
county's most highly esteemed citizens, passed on suddenly at his home at Morgan
on Friday, Sept. 28, 1934.
His passing was a severe shock to his family and many friends throughout this
section. Mr. Rigg went out to his barn early Friday morning to milk his
cows. He did not return to his residence at his usual time and his wife
went to the barn to investigate and found him unconscious lying on the
floor. He had milked his cows and was stricken with paralysis. Some
shoats in the barn had turned the milk bucket over and drank the milk, but had
not molested the body of Mr. Rigg. He was removed to his home in a school
bus and he passed away about 6 o'clock that afternoon without regaining
Mr. Rigg was a son of Mrs. Emma Rigg of Morgan and the late Joseph Rigg and was
born in Robertson county on May1, 1899. He united with the Mt. Auburn
Baptist Church early in life and lived a true Christian life. He was
united in marriage to Miss Clara Fisher of this county on April 11, 1923.
To this union four children were born, Margaret, aged 6 years, passing away
April 19, 1930. He is survived by his widow and three sons, Dewey D.,
Kenton and Davis Rigg. He is also survived by his mother and two brothers
and one sister, Newell Rigg, Bertram Rigg and Miss Minerva Rigg.
Mr. Rigg moved to Morgan with the family of his mother about 15 years ago.
He taught school for a time and for the past eight years he has been Postmaster
at Morgan. He was a splendid young business man and rendered a splendid
service to the patrons of that office. He was an honest and industrious
citizen and his sudden passing has caused widespread sorrow in that section of
the county. He was a kind and sympathetic son, husband and father, and
will be sadly missed by his family and the citizens of that community.
The funeral was held at the Morgan Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by
the Rev. A. K. Johnson, who paid Mr. Rigg a splendid tribute. It was on of
the largest funerals ever conducted at Morgan and the church auditorium would
not accommodate one-half of those who came to pay a last sad tribute of
respect. The many beautiful floral offerings attested the high esteem in
which he was held. Burial took place in the Morgan cemetery with funeral
directors John A. Woodhead & Son in charge of the arrangements.
The casket bearers were Albert Fisher, Charles Fisher, Noel Douglas, Roscoe
Ewing, Charles Arnold and Edgar Bell.
The flower bearers were Norine Rigg, Mary Fisher, Ruth Marie Edwards, Ann
Edwards, Arthur Fisher, Harold Fisher, C. W. Fisher, Keith Fisher and Ada
The Perrin brothers and sisters of Boyd rendered beautiful music at the funeral
William Gosney, aged 65 years, one of Pendleton county's best known citizens
and stock traders, passed on suddenly Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 1934, while on
horseback supervising the changing of stock from one field to another at his
farm on the Mt. Auburn Rd. Mr. Gosney was the victim of a sudden heart
attack. He was taken ill about ten days ago, but had recovered
sufficiently the past week for him to be up at his home. After eating a
hearty breakfast, he decided to go to the field, although members of family
tried to convince him that he still needed quiet. The attack came at 8:30
and he passed on in the arms of his son-in-law, Ed Taylor.
William Gosney was a son of William M. and Amelia Gosney and was born in
Campbell county in the Plum Creek neighborhood on Jan. 24, 1869. In
November 1905, he was united in marriage with Mrs. McMurta Gosney. They
have one daughter, Mrs. Ed Taylor of Latonia.
Mr. Gosney is survived by his faithful wife; one daughter, Mrs. Taylor; one
step-daughter, Mrs. Raymond Fields of Concord, and one brother and two sisters,
John N. Gosney of Butler, Mrs. D. B. Halderman of Plum Creek and Mrs. Jesse E.
Yelton of Latonia.
Mr. Gosney was reared in a splendid church home and was always kindly towards
the church activities and interests. He made his confession of faith a
number of years ago but never became a member of any church. He lived an
active Christian life and let his deeds speak for his life. He was a stock
trader and well-known business man, and his passing is a shock to many friends
besides the members of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Central Standard
Time, at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. W. M.
Lenox. Burial took place in the Walnut Grove cemetery. Funeral
directors Thomas & Parramore were in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. ROSA BRAY
Once more, according to the providence of God and the laws of nature, the
death angel visited the home of Mrs. James Thomas and claimed as its own her
mother, Mrs. Rosa Bray. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary
Eckert, and was born May 19, 1860, at Carntown, and departed this life in the
evening of Sept. 22, 1934. Thus her journey on earth was 74 years, 4
months and 3 days.
On Dec. 15, 1889, she was united in marriage to Enoch Bray and to this union
three children were born, Lula, Ernest, and Melvin Bray. Her husband and
Ernest Bray had preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves to mourn her
passing a daughter, Mrs. Lula Thomas of near Butler; a son, Melvin Bray of
Grant's Lick; four grandchildren and one brother, Adam Eckert of Butler.
In early life "Aunt" Rosa was a member of the Catholic Church at
Carntown and was faithful to her Lord to the end. Some weeks ago, at her
home at Flour Creek, she fell and fractured her hip. After two weeks in
the hospital she was taken to the home of her daughter, where she had all the
care that loving hands could give, but after all that could be done she passed
on to the land where suffering is unknown.
The funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Flour Creek Christian
Church, conducted by Rev. Herbert Tinsley, with funeral directors Stith &
Tharp in charge of the arrangements. After services the casket was lowered
to its final resting place by the sie of her husband in the Flour Creek
The casket bearers were neighbors: George Eckert, Mike Gabriel, Emmett
Record, Everett Shoemaker, Ed Davis and Frank Scott.
FRANKLIN T. MCKENNEY
Franklin T. McKenney, aged 99 years, Pendleton County's oldest and one of its
most highly esteemed citizens, peacefully passed away at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. C. W. Kellum, and Mr. Kellum on West Shelby Avenue in this city
on March 9, 1934. He had been in falling health for the past three years
and the ravages of almost one hundred years had weakened his frail constitution
to such an extent that he passed on in death as a baby would go to sleep in its
Mr. McKenney was a son of the late Quinsinberry and Sarah Blackburn McKenney and
was born in a log house at McKinneysburg July 30, 1834. He united with the
McKinneysburg Christian Church of which he was a member at the time of his
death. It will be seen that he lacked only four months and twenty-one days
of being 100 years of age and was a consistent member of the church for 86
years. He was united in marriage to Miss Lucy A. Forsythe, who came from
another one of Pendleton County's pioneer families, on Jan. 19. 1858. Nine
children were born to this union. He is survived by five children, Robert
F. McKenney of Connersville, Ind., Mrs. Mary McKenney Blades and Mrs. Lucy A.
Wright of Gibson City, Ill., and Mrs. C. W. Kellum and Mrs. Lena F. Blades of
this city. He is also survived by twenty-five grandchildren, eighty
great-grandchildren and thirty great-great-grandchildren.
The McKenney's were the first settlers at McKinneysburg and the place was named
in honor of this family. His grandfather was the first settler at that
place and his father was born there. He followed the vocation of a farmer
up to about twenty years ago when he came to this city to reside with his
daughter, Mrs. Kellum. He lived a simple life and the Golden Rule was his
guide. He was familiarly known as "Uncle Frank", and was loved
and admired for his many virtues and high Christian character which he
maintained throughout a century of life.
The place Franklin T. McKenney held in the affections of this community was
peculiarly his own. No citizen was the possessor of friends more numerous,
loyal or fond. This is not to be wondered at in the light of the
gentleness of his character, the graciousness of his manner and the warmth of
his sympathies. He lived true to the motto, "The faults of our
brothers we write on the sands, their virtues on the tablets of love and
memory." He took an active interest in religious work and led an
exemplary life that others might follow. The warmth of his affection
glowed with a light never dimmed, and those near and dear to him have as a rich
heritage the recollection of a noble life that was devoted to his family.
He was a grand old patriarch and his pastor, Rev. W. M. Lenox, who had
intimately known him for twenty years, truly expressed the sentiments of this
community when he said that Franklin T. McKenney had lived long and had lived
well and when the final summons came he passed on at peace with God, at peace
with his neighbors and at peace with himself. This was one of the most
beautiful tributes that could be paid to the life of any man.
His grandfather blazed the trail from Virginia to McKinneysburg when that
section was one vast wilderness. His father was one of the first men born
at that place. Franklin T. McKenney helped to mold the civilization of
that vicinity and he passed through many trials and tribulations incident to
that pioneer period. The family at that time was compelled to produce
their own foodstuffs and make their own clothing. When he was a child
there were no modern conveniences in the home. All of the cooking was done
in the wide open fire places and the old griddle and pot that swung into the
fire on a crane. The first tobacco that was grown in Pendleton County was
grown by Uncle Frank and his father, and it was prized at McKinneysburg and
floated down the Licking River on flat boats to the Cincinnati market. In
those days wild game furnished about the only meat for the family and as a boy
Uncle Frank kept the larder well supplied with his flint-lock gun, as bear, deer
and wild turkeys were plentiful. He said that he saw the first circus that
came to Falmouth and was amazed when he laid his eyes on the elephant, as he
never deemed that there was such an animal. To grasp the long span of life
which he was privileged to enjoy he witnessed the advent of almost all modern
invention. He was 18 years of age when the Kentucky Central Railroad was
built through Falmouth and he came here and saw the first train enter
Falmouth. He was fifty years of age before there was a mile of macadam
road built in Pendleton County. When he was born the county was covered
with one vast forest and during the one hundred years that he lived practically
every tree has been cut and the land divided into thousands of farms. His
education was necessarily limited, but like those old pioneers he educated
himself by the aid of brush lights and the old home-made tallow candle.
This enabled him to keep abreast of the times. He smoked a pipe the
greater part of his life but had to give up this great pleasure some time ago.
The funeral was held at the Falmouth Christian Church Sunday afternoon,
conducted by his pastor, the Rev. W. M. Lenox, and assisted by the Rev. H. M.
Massie. Rev. Lenox paid a fitting tribute to the memory of the finest
funeral discourses ever heard here. The church edifice was filled to
overflowing with relatives and friends. Burial took place in Riverside
Cemetery, Funeral director J. M. Mason was in charge.
Beautiful music was rendered by the church choir and a solo by the pastor, Rev.
Hilton A. Windley.
The casket bearers were Charles Hedgecock, Herbert, Joseph, Henry, Thurman
and John McKenney.
The flower bearers were: Mrs. Charles Hedgecock, Miss Violet McKenney and
Mrs Ida Blades Waddell.
MRS. MALINDA FRANCES RAINEY
Mrs. Malinda Frances Rainey, aged 72 years, well-known and highly beloved
Christian woman, passed on at her home near Antioch Mills on Thursday, Oct. 4,
1934. She had been an invalid more or less for the past twenty-five years
but her last illness was of short duration.
Mrs. Rainey, who was know to her many friends as "Aunt Fanny," was a
daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Whitaker and was born in Harrison
County July 15. 1862. She spent her long useful life in that community and
all but eight years she resided in the home where she passed away. She was
united in marriage to William H. Rainey on Jan. 3, 1878. He preceded her
to the Great Beyond on March 15, 1916. To this union six children were
born. Two passed away in infancy. She is survived by four children,
Charles Rainey of Antioch Mills, Mrs. Bufford Elliott of Falmouth, Mrs. Walter
Eckler and Leslie Rainey of near Boyd. She is also survived by one sister,
Mrs. Ora Osborn of Gibson City, Ill., and seven grandchildren and seven
The funeral services were held at the Antioch Christian Church on Saturday
afternoon, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial took
place in Antioch cemetery.
The casket bearers were Kirtley and Homer Elliott, Ray Simpson, Everett Simpson,
Mortie Simpson and James Rainey.
The honorary pall bearers were Mrs. Martha Butcher, Mrs. Joe Simpson, Mrs.
Edward Cummins, Mrs. Ella Sellers, Mrs. Mary Craigmyle, Mrs. Edward Hicks, Mrs.
Frank Hendy and Mrs. William King.
Theflower bearers were Mrs. Elmer Hardin, Elizabeth Elliott, Geneva Elliott,
Gladys Maupin, Margaret Rainey and Marian Frances Hardin.
MRS. ALMIRA FRANCES JUSTICE
Mrs. Almira Frances Justice, aged 80 years, passed on at her home in Falmouth
on Friday, Oct. 5, 1934, following an extended illiness of paralysis and other
Mrs. Justice was a daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret Sparks Fogle and was
born in Pendleton county on Nov. 28, 1853. She accepted Christ as her
Savior and united with the Short Creek Baptist Church in 1905 and later moved
her membership to the Falmouth Baptist Church.
Mrs. Justice was united in marriage to John W. Justice on Jan. 30, 1879, and to
this union four children were born. Her husband passed on April 30, 1908,
and one daughter, Hallie Mae, died May 5, 1887. She is survived by three
children, Mrs. Mirt Adams of Mt. Carmel, James William Justice and Maud Nichols
Justice. She is also survived by one grandson, Marshall Justice, and two
granddaughters, Nellie and Hazel Justice.
Mrs. Justice resided in Falmouth for the past twenty years and was a highly
esteemed Christian woman. During her illness she received the tender,
loving care of her daughter, Maud Justice. She was one of those
old-fashioned and plain women who are noted for their kindly deeds and true
The funeral was held at the Short Creek Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon,
conducted by her pastor, the Rev. A. K. Johnson and Rev. Harold Seever.
Burial took place in the Short Creek cemetery. Funeral director J. M.
Mason had charge of the arrangements.
The choir of the Short Creek Church rendered three beautiful selections with
Mrs. Cooper at the piano.
The casket bearers were Louis, Less and Wilbur Conrad, A. F. Arnold, and Frank
and Randall Marquette.
The flower bearers were Mrs. R. H. Marquette, Mrs. V. T. Ammerman, Mrs. J. E.
Monroe, Mrs. Harold Seever, Mrs. L. E. Conrad, Mrs. W. C. Bower and Misses
Lucille and Reba Chiles.
MRS. KATHERYN B. SHELTON
Mrs. Katheryn Barton Shelton, aged 70 years, passed on at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George Meyer, in Covington on Friday, Oct. 5, 1934. She had
been in failing health for the past two years.
Mrs. Shelton was a daughter of the late Charles and Judith Ann Barton and was
born in Pendleton county on Nov. 8, 1863. When a mere child she confessed
her faith in Jesus and accepted him as her Savior, joining the Christian
Church. She was always a devoted member and during her last illness she
accepted her affliction with a smile. All that loving hands could do to
stay the icy hands of death was done, but to no avail. During her last
illness she received the loving care of her daughter.
Mrs. Shelton resided in Falmouth for many years and was well known and highly
esteemed for her many Christian graces. She was a kind and sympathetic
mother and this love was reflected in her children. She is survived by
five children, Mrs. Annie Deere of Addyston, Ohio, Mrs. Elmira Lowe of
Kirksville, Mo., Ingram Shelton of near Falmouth, Jesse Shelton of Harrodsburg
and Mrs. Ethel Louise Meyer of Covington.
The funeral was held at the Falmouth Christian Church Sunday morning, conducted
by the pastor, the Rev. Hilton A. Windley. Burial took place in Riverside
LEMUEL W. THOMAS
Lemuel W. Thomas, aged 83 years, passed on suddenly at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. George Nordheim, and Mrs. Nordheim near Foster on Friday, Oct. 5,
1934. He was ill for only a short while. He was stricken with
paralysis while in the yard at the home.
Mr. Thomas was born July 5, 1852, and was well known in that section of
The funeral services were held from the Nordheim residence on Sunday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. Frank Buck. Burial took place in the Walnut Grove
cemetery. Funeral directores Thomas & Parramore were in charge of the
The casket bearers were Arthur Moore, Harry Moore, Ben Houston, William Cummins,
Walter Pangburn and I. Collins.
Charles Hardin, aged 14 years, passed on Sunday, Oct. 7, 1934, at the home of
his parents. Charles and Effie Maddox Hardin, near Boston Station, following an
attack of Quinsy.
Charles was born Sept. 25, 1920, and was one of a large family of
children. Besides his fond parents he is survived by two sisters and five
brothers. He was a member of the sixth grade of the Butler School, and his
passing has come as a severe blow to his class-mates. The class paid
tribute to his memory in a lovely floral offering.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of his parents, conducted by
Rev. R. N. Bush. Burial took place in the Cleves (Ohio) cemetery.
MRS. AMANDA CALDWELL
Mrs. Amanda Caldwell, aged 78 years, passed away Sept. 25, 1934, following a
Mrs. Caldwell was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Boggs and was born in
Pendleton county on Nov. 6, 1855. She united with the Old Island Baptist
Church in 1880 and in later years she placed her membership with the Falmouth
Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to William Henry Caldwell of
this county on May 6, 1880, and to this union two daughters were born, who
survive. The daughters are Mrs. Lula Stephens and Mrs. Joe Bowling of this
county. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren
and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Gardnersville
Baptist Church, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. R. H. Tolle. Burial took
place in the Gardnersville cemetery, Funeral directors Thomas & Parramore
were in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. T. C. MCKENNEY
Mrs. T. C. Kenney, aged 61 years, one of Falmouth's most highly beloved
Christian women, passed on at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington early
Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 1934, where she had been receiving treatment for a
complication of diseases for the past several weeks. Her passing caused
much sadness and regret in this city and county, where she was well known and
lived for her many charitable deeds.
Mrs. McKenney was a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Mary Hall Gruelle and was
born in Pendleton county Jan. 8, 1873. I early life she united with the
Richland Baptist Church, and at the time of her death she was a member of the
Falmouth Baptist Church.
Mill Lillie Gruelle was united in marriage to Tilden C. McKenney of this county
on March 20, 1897, and to this union were born four children. Besides her
husband she is survived by two sons and two daughters, Roy and William McKenney
and Mrs. Harry Houchen of this cith and Mrs. Ray sutt of Alexandria. She
is also survived by one brother and one sister, W. T. Gruelle of Covington and
Mrs. J. K. McKenney of this place; and six grandchildren.
Mrs. McKenney spent the greater part of her life in Falmouth. She was
indeed a helpmate and companion and one of the most industrious women we have
ever known. She was a gentle-woman and possessed a light heart and a
tender affection and seemed to live for the purpose of doing good.
MRS. B. W. GILL
Mrs. Sarah Ann Fryer Gill, aged 66 years, beloved wife of B. W. Gill, passed
on at her home in this city on Friday, September 14, 1934, following an extended
Mrs. Gill was a daughter of the late Richard and Rachel Fryer and was born in
this county March 22, 1868. She spent the greater part of her life in
Falmouth and united with the Falmouth Baptist Church on April 12, 1908.
She was united in marriage to B. W. Gill of this city on Sept. 1, 1904.
Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers, J. M. Fryer of this city,
Charles Fryer of Brooksville, Ind., and Joe Fryer, of Shelbyville, Ind.
She is also survived by four half-brothers, Walker, Lloyd, Richard and Gus
Fryer, all of Indiana.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Woodhead Funeral Home on Shelby
Street, conducted by the Rev. J. H. Sharp. The high esteem in which she
was held was attested by the large number of relatives and friends who attended
the last rites and the beautiful flowers which were in evidence. Burial
took place in Riverside cemetery.
The casket bearers were Dr. W. P. Hill, Ashland Ballinger, Archie Cornelius,
Edwin B. Earle, Louis Parson and F. T. Chipman.
The flower bearers were Katherine Parson, Ruth and Lenora Yelton, Katherine
Ballinger, Erma Faye Fryer and Eleanor Cornelius. (There was a long
article extolling her virtues but no other names were mentioned.) bs
JOHN W. SIMPSON
John William Simpson, aged 61 years, passed away at the home of his mother,
Mrs. Mary Gillispie, in this city on Aug. 31, 1934.
Mr. Simpson was a son of the late Riley Simpson and Mrs. Mary Simpson
Gillespie. He was a resident of this city for the past twenty years and
devoted his time to farming. He united with the Oakland Christian Church
in early life but about eighteen years ago he moved his membership to the
Falmouth Christian Church. He was united in marriage to Miss Laura Sharp
in 1903. She passed on soon after their marriage. He is survived by
his aged mother, Mrs. Gillespie, and one and and one uncle, Mrs. Joe Courtney
and William Simpson. He is also survived by two nieces and one nephew,
Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Pearl Collins and Everett McCarty.
The funeral was held Monday at the funeral home of John A. Woodhead & Son,
conducted by the Rev. Hilton A. Windley. Burial took place in Riverside
The pall bearers were R. L. Piercefield, Louis McCarty, Everett McCarty, Enoch
Miller and Reuben Elliott.
MRS. THERESA CAHILL
Mrs. Theresa Cahill, aged 93 years, passed on at her home near Demossville on
Friday night, Aug. 31. 1934. She was born in Germany and came to the
United States when 19 years of age. She was the widow of the late James
Cahill and resided near Demossville for sixty years. She is survived by
several nieces and nephews who reside in Cincinnati. She was a member of St.
Mary's Catholic Church at Morning View and was a true Christian woman.
Mrs. Cahill was a woman possessed of many fine attributes of womanly character
and was loved and admired by a host of friends in that vicinity where she spent
the greater part of her life.
The funeral was held Monday morning at St. Mary's Church at Morning View,
conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Father Henry Gillenbeck. Burial took
place in the churchyard cemetery by the side of her sister. Funeral
directors Fryer & Peoples were in charge of the arrangements.
The casket bearers were James Donehue, T. P. Cahill, Louis Caldwell, O. T.
McMillian, John Elbert and Marion Mullins.
JAMES M. ENGLISH
James Mitchell (Mike) English, age 29 years, passed on at the home of his
mother, Mrs. Boone Vanlandingham, in this city on Aug. 31, 1934, following an
extended illness of tuberculosis.
He was a son of Mrs. Boone Vanlandingham and the late George English and was
born in this county in 1903. Besides his mother and step-father, he is
survived by two brothers and two sisters, George and Robert English, Mrs.
William Wellman and Miss Lula English. He united with the Falmouth Baptist
Church in 1916.
The funeral was held at the Falmouth Baptist Church Saturday afternoon,
conducted by the Rev. R. H. Tolle. Burial took place in the Riverside
Cemetery. Funeral director R. B. M. Colvin had charge of the arrangements.
C. C. FLETCHER
C. C. Fletcher, aged 75 years, one of the county's best known and highly
esteemed citizens, passed on at his home at Gardnersville Monday night, Sept. 3,
1934, at 10:45 o'clock, following an extended illness.
Mr. Fletcher was a lifelong resident of that community and was recognized as a
most substantial and conscientious citizen. He is survived by two sons and
one daughter, Foster Fletcher of Cincinnati and Dr. Fred Fletcher and Miss Donna
Fletcher of Sunman, Ind. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Mann
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Gardnersville Christian Church,
conducted by the Rev. DeMoisey. Burial took place in Gardnersville
MRS. G. J. POORE
Mrs. Lena Florence Poore, aged 33 years, beloved wife of G. J.
away at her home at Knoxville on Sunday, June 16, 1935. She had been ill
with heart trouble for the past two years.
Mrs. Poore was the daughter of Chas. Adams of Williamstown. She was born
and reared to womanhood near Locust Grove. She was a member of the Roanoke
Council, D. of A., and a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at the Gumlick Baptist Church on June 13 and burial
took place in the Gumlick cemetery.
CHARLES BROWNING HOUSTON
Charles Browning Houston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Houston of this city,
was still-born on Saturday morning, June 22, 1935.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the residence on Barclay Street
and burial took place in the Concord Cemetery. Funeral directors Thomas
& Parramore were in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. JULIA ANNE SMITH
One after another of our loved ones are passing on. On Tuesday, June
18, 1835, Mrs. Julia Anne Smith of Grant's Lick fell asleep in Jesus, entering
upon eternal joys, just as the day was nearing a close to us, and passed
from all earthly shadows into the day that is shadowless forever. She was
in declining health for several weeks and her loved ones did everything for her
care and comfort under the direction of Dr. J. M. Blades, but day by day they
could see her life gradually ebbing away. She had filled her station well
in life and she could truly say "I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have kept the faith-now I shall rest from my labors and my
works shall follow me."
She was born Oct. 1, 1859, and at the time of her departure was 75 years, 8
months and 17 days old. She was united in marriage to Elijah M. Smith,
Mar. 21, 1880, and they had traveled life's journey more than 55 years, side by
side. They reared to manhood and womanhood three sons and seven daughters,
namely, Luther Smith of Grant's Lick, Henry Smith of Burlington, Iowa, James
Smith of Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. Ira Taylor and Mrs. Olivia Woods of Middletown,
Ohio, Mrs. George Oetzel, of Sardinia, Ohio, Mrs. Nina Patterson of Canton,
Ohio, and Mrs. Nettie Mullins, Mrs. Izorah Daniel and Mrs. Esther Mullins of
Newport, all of whom attended the last rites except the youngest son, James.
Mrs. Smith united with the Grant's Lick Baptist Church before her marriage and
was true to her faith. She loved the house of God and was a regular
attendant as long as her health permitted and took a part in all church
activities. She taught a class in Sunday School several years. Her
influence in the lives of the children whom she reared and loved, and in the
lives of friends and neighbors to whom she was so tenderly endeared. Like
a golden link she joins the hearts and hopes of those she left here to the
glory-land above. She loved the aesthetic and beautiful things of life and
especially flowers, and her summons came just at the time when her home was
surrounded by all kinds of plants in full bloom, many of which were used around
her bier, beside what other relatives and friends gave.
After short services at the home, funeral services were held Thursday at the
church of her faith in the presence of a large congregation, very ably conducted
by her pastor, Rev. Leslie K. Barbee, who paid a fitting tribute to her
life. The choir sang "Tell Mother I'll Be There" and "Saved
By Grace," with Mrs. Niley Smith as pianist. Rev. and Mrs. Barbee
very touchingly and beautifully sang "My Mother's Bible." The
principal theme of his discourse was "Prepare." She was carried
to her resting place, beside three children who preceded her death, by six
grandsons, Charles Taylor, Robert Woods, Monroe Daniel, Truman Mullins, William
and Austin Oetzel. The following grandchildren were flower bearers:
Lillian Oetzel, Elma Daniel, Edna Sauerwine, Georgia Stewart, Nellie Fankboner,
Nina Jackson, Dora Fuzazzi, Edna Burgermier, Louise Woods and Loretta Sauer.
Besides her devoted husband and children, there are 35 grandchildren, 13
great-grandchildren, and one brother, Adam Cook. Funeral directors Smith
& Sheanshang carried out the arrangements.
ROBERT LELAND HETTERMAN
Robert Leland, aged 11 years, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
passed on at their home near Uma, this county, Saturday morning, April 13, 1935,
at 1 o'clock A. M. He had been ill for the past seven weeks and was taken
to the St. Elizabeth Hospital fifteen days ago where his trouble was diagnosed
as encephalitis (sleeping sickness) by specialists. Everything know to the
medical profession was resorted to, but all was in vain. He was brought
home on April 5, where he received the loving care of his parents and relatives.
Robert Leland was born in this county Sept. 23, 1923, and was the eldest son of
his parents. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Jackie
and Jimmy Hetterman. He is also survived by his aged grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Hetterman.
He was a bright and handsome little fellow and was a student in the Morgan
consolidated school. During his illness he was able to attend school a
part of the time and his schoolmates were shocked and grieved at his
passing. His fond parents have the sympathy of a host of relatives and
friends in the loss of their dearly beloved son. He was a considerate,
kind and dutiful boy, and to know him was to love him. He was a member of
St. Xavier's Catholic Church in this city and was a regular communicant.
The funeral services were held at St. Xavier Church Monday morning at 9 o'clock,
conducted by his pastor, the Rev. J. M. Lelen. Burial took place in the
Catholic cemetery. Funeral directors John A. Woodhead & Son were in
charge of the arrangements. The church edifice was filled to overflowing
with relatives, schoolmates and friends, and the floral offerings were many and
The pall bearers were Ray Hetterman, Ted Hetterman, Richard Jacob, Harry
Coleman, George Gillispie and Willie Hetterman.
THOMAS A. BEST
Thomas A. Best, retired engineer of the L. & N. Railroad, passed on
Saturday, April 14, 1935, at Winchester. Services were held Tuesday
afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. P. Madison, in Covington, with
burial in the Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Best was a son of the John and Sallie Wallace Best and was born and reared
to manhood at Boston Station, this county. He was employed by the L. &
N. Railroad for over forty years, and was one of the best loved men in its
service. He was a member of the engineer's organization and the Masonic
Lodge. A host of friends in this and other communities will sorrow at his
Besides his sister, Mrs. Madison, he is survived by his daughter, Mrs. R. H.
Scobes; a son, John S. Best; a brother, R. W. Best, and another sister, Mrs.
MRS. LARINDA GREGSTON
Mrs. Larinda Gregston, aged 85 years, passed on at her home in Newport on
Thursday, April 11, 1935. Mrs. Gregston was a native of Bracken County and
was a sister to the late William and Dora Cummins of this county. She is
survived by two sons, Arthur and Cash Gregston.
The funeral services were held Saturday in Newport and burial took place in the
Bethel cemetery in this county.
MRS. MARY M. FRANKS
Mrs. Mary Magdaline Franks, aged 73 years, widow of the late John V. Franks,
passed on at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Marks, at Hamilton, Ohio, on
Friday night, Apr. 12, 1935.
Mrs. Franks was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Belew and was born in
Pendleton county on Nov. 20, 1862. On Feb. 21, 1883, she united in
marriage to John V. Franks, who preceded her Aug. 16, 1933. To this union
two children were born, Floyd Franks, who passed away April 16, 1933, and Mrs.
Charles Marks of Hamilton, Ohio. She is also survived by two brothers, Joe
L. Belew, Sr. of Falmouth and Thomas Belew of Hamilton, Ohio, and two
grandchildren, Mrs. Frank Byers of Middletown, Ohio and Miss Ruth Franks of
At an early age Mrs. Franks united with the Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, KY,
later moving her membership to the Baptist Church at Knoxville. For the
past twenty years she has been a member of the Fort Hamilton Council, No. 109,
D. of A. After her marriage she resided in Grant county. She moved
to Hamilton, Ohio, twenty years ago.
Mrs. Franks was a woman of beautiful Christian character. She was a
sympathetic and loving wife and mother. To know her was to love her.
She will long be remembered by a host of friends in Pendleton and Grant counties
and Hamilton, Ohio.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, April 16, at the Dry Ridge
Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. H. H. Welsh, pastor of the West Side
Baptist Church of Hamilton, Ohio. Burial took place in the Hillcrest
cemetery at Dry Ridge.
The honorary casket bearers were members of Fort Hamilton Council No. 109, D. of
A. The active casket bearers were Mrs. Elizabeth Quinlin, Mrs. Susie
York, Mrs. Ida Sims, Mrs. Belle Forbs, Mrs. Helena Krahnbuhl and Mrs. Maudie
MRS. M. J. BRODERICK
The citizens of Falmouth and community were shocked and grieved when the
announcement was made Wednesday morning about 9 o'clock that Mrs. M. J.
Broderick, one of our most highly beloved Christian women, had passed on
suddenly at her home on Shelby Street.
Mrs. Broderick was a native of Ireland and besides her husband she is survived
by two sons and three daughters, Carl Broderick of Cincinnati, Joe Broderick of
Dayton, Ohio, and Misses Winifred, Katherine and Anna Broderick of this city.
The funeral services will probably be held Friday morning at St. Xavier
Catholic Church in this city. Funeral directors, John A. Woodhead &
Son are in charge of the arrangements. (The date was not listed but the
notice was under another one dated April 24, 1935) bs
MRS. STELLA KEITH MAKEMSON
Mrs. Stella Keith Makemson, aged ? (I couldn't make out the age) years,
passed on at her home at 25 Carter Ave., Ashland KY, on Friday morning, June 21,
1935, following an illness of four months.
Mrs. Makemson was a daughter of the late Permethius and Nettie Cockerill Keith
and was born July 7, 1870, near Levingood, KY. She spent her early life
with her grandfather, the late C. C. Cockerill.
In 1809 Miss Stella Keith and R. L. Makemson of Morgan were married and for
several years they resided at Carsons (?), Kansas, where Mr. Makemson owned a
farm. For the past 35 years they have lived at Ashland, where Mrs.
Makemson was a great worker in public activities, especially those of the
church. As a member of the First Christian Church in Ashland she was
always found faithful. She wa a member of the Ladies Missionary Society,
Workers Council and Social Society of the Church. For many years she
taught a Sunday School class of young people.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Eckler of
Knoxville; two brothers, Charles Keith of Knoxville and Frank Keith of Latonia,
and one half-brother, Joe Cummins of Covington.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the First Christian Church in
Ashland, conducted by the Rev. Hagan, with burial taking place in the mausoleum
in Ashland Cemetery.
MRS. DIMMIE ANN DOTSON
Mrs. Dimmie Ann Dotson, aged 86 years, highly esteemed woman, passed at the
home of her son, Robert Dotson , at Oakland, this county, on Saturday morning,
June 22, 1935.
Mrs. Dotson was a Miss Dimmie Mains before her marriage and was the widow of
Alexander Dotson, who passed away about 30 years ago. She was born in
Bracken County in 1849, and lived her entire life in that county and
Pendleton. She is survived by four children, Jerry Dotson, Robert Dotson,
Mrs. Jett and Mrs. Simon. She is also survived by one sister.
The funeral services were held at the Oakland Christian Church Sunday afternoon,
conducted by the Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial took place in the Oakland
Cemetery. Funeral director R. B. M. Colvin was in charge of the
The casket bearers were E. W. Browning, William Browning, Edward Clayton, Jesse
Woods, Alvin King and Kenzie Ramsey.
MRS. CHARLES MERKEL
Mrs. Elizabeth Merkel, aged 70 years, widow of the late Charles Merkel,
passed away at her home in Covington June 19, 1935, following a short illness.
Mrs. Merkel was the daughter of the late Balsar and Kunigunda Kobinger, former
residents of Pendleton County. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in
Covington with a requiem high mass being sung at Mother of God Church.
Burial took place in Mother of God Cemetery.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Theresa Pfeiffer; one brother, David Kobinger,
and one granddaughter.
THOMAS J. ODER
Thomas J. Oder, aged 81 years, passed on at his home in Hampshire, Ill., on
Thursday, June 13, 1935. He had been in feeble health for the past several
Mr. Oder was a son of Thomas and Lucy Oder and was born Aug. 24, 1854, at
Cordova, Grant County. He was married to Miss Rosa Frances Jones of
Pendleton County on March 6, 1890. To this union were born three sons and
two daughters. He is survived by his loving wife; one son, John T. Oder of
Hampshire, Ill. and two daughters, Mrs. Ora Bardoner of Windsor, Mo., and Miss
Anna Fee Oder at home. The other two sons, William and Dewey, passed on
several years ago.
Mr. Oder united with the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church several years ago and was
a faithful member of that place, which he loved so well. He was a most
charitable, unselfish and self-sacrificing citizen, so tenderly devoted to the
members of his family, generous and most considerate to his neighbors and
friends. His loved ones may be sure that death was the golden gateway
through which he passed into glory.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at his late home in Hampshire,
conducted by one of his neighbor ministers, who paid a loving tribute to the
memory of this Christian man. Immediately after the services they left
their home in Hampshire for Kentucky to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Shipp
Sr. near Williamstown. On Monday afternoon funeral services were held at
the Gumlick Church at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. M. L. Hutcherson of
Williamstown. Burial took place in the churchyard cemetery. The many
beautiful floral offerings sent by friends were silent and true testimonials of
the high esteem in which he was held.
The pall-bearers were six nephews, George Shipp Jr., Albert Shipp, Edward Gulick,
Charles and Leonard Jones and Plumus Wells.
Bert Frank, aged 54 years, passed on Monday night, June 24, 1935 at his home
in Hartwell, Ohio following a long illness. Funeral services will be held
at the Bethel Church, this county, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, slow time.
Funeral director R. B. M. Colvin went to Hartwell Monday night and brought back
the remains to his funeral parlors in this city.
Mr. Frank was a son of the late George A. and Mary I. Austin Frank and has many
close relatives and friends in this and surrounding counties. Two
brothers, Bernard Frank of Harrison, Ohio, and Jess Frank of Cincinnati, and one
sister, Mrs. N. O. Hitch, survive.
Audery Evelyn Gray, beautiful little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gray, was
born June 19, 1935, and taken to a fairer and better world to grow and blossom
as the rose to await the coming of loved ones.
The little body was taken to Flour Creek and interred in the cemetery at that
Words cannot express the sympathy that their friends extended to them in their
MRS. LEONA SHOEMAKER FIGGINS
Mrs. Leona Shoemaker Figgins passed on at her home in
Shoemakertown, near the
city of Falmouth, on Wednesday night, July 17, 1935. She had been ill and
confined to her home form many months and on July 8 she suffered a stroke of
Mrs. Figgins was a daughter of the late J. D. and Katherine Houston McClanahan
and was born and spent her whole life in Pendleton County. At the age of
14 years she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Falmouth
Christian Church. She was one of the most active and enthusiastic workers
in that congregation and rendered a fine service to Christ and the Church.
Miss Leona McClanahan was united in marriage to William Shoemaker of this city
in 1888 and to this union one son was born, Jason Shoemaker. He passed
away Aug. 9, 1929. After the death of her first husband she was united in
marriage to R. B. Figgins of Jonesville in 1923. He passed away in
1933. She was a charter member of the Washington Council No. 46, Daughters
of America, of this city, and for twenty seven years was affiliated with this
maternal organization. She is survived by one brother, Homer McClanahan of
Pleasant Valley. She is also survived by one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle
Shoemaker, and four grandchildren, William, Alicia, Ruth Evelyn and Dorothy
Mrs. Figgins was one of the most highly beloved Christian women of this county
and her gracious manner and friendly disposition won for her the admiration of
many friends. She was a most charitable woman and indulgent mother and
true friend. She was intensely religious and gave great support to her
church and pastors. Her service to her family and friends was very
beautiful and no woman in this community had more admiring friends and
The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Falmouth Christian
Church, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Hilton A. Windley. The church
edifice was filled to overflowing with relatives and friends who came to pay a
last sad tribute of respect. Burial took place in Riverside
cemetery. Funeral director J. M. Mason was in charge of the arrangements.
The members of Washington Council, D. of A., held their beautiful funeral
service at the funeral home of the Falmouth Undertaking Co. on Thursday night
and at the grave in Riverside Cemetery on Friday afternoon.
The casket bearers were Charles Earle, A. T. Shafer, Sidney Galloway, Clifford
Cummins, Walter Siegler and Carl Beckett.
The flower bearers were Erma Fay Fryer, Lucille McGill, Louise Fields, Nelvia
Phillips and Alicia and Ruth Evelyn Shoemaker.
J. W. CUMMINS
John Wesley Cummins, aged 85 years, was born in Pendleton County on July 18,
1850. He was a son of William and Mary Jane Sharp Cummins. He united
with the Lenoxburg Baptist Church in early youth. He was united in
marriage to Miss Lavina Bonar on April 27, 180. They enjoyed a happy
married life for more than sixty five years. To this union were born
Mr. Cummins passed away at his home near New Hope on Monday, July 15, 1935,
following an extended illness. Besides his widow he is survived by six
daughters and one son, Mrs. Emery Brooks of New Richmond, Ohio, Mrs. Della Mains
of Cincinnati, Mrs. J. R. Lytle of Peach Grove, Mrs. Geo. Rehling of St.
Bernard, Ohio, Mrs. Herbert Dietz of Latonia, Mrs. Jesse Tillett of Cincinnati,
and John Cummins of New Hope. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs.
Florabelle Fosset of Fossit's Bend, thirteen grandchildren and two great
Mr. Cummins was one of Pendleton county's best known and highly esteemed
citizens and spent the greater part of his life in the community in which he was
born. He was a splendid neighbor and friend and his passing is mourned by
The funeral services were held at the Lenoxburg Chapel Church Thursday
afternoon, conducted by the Rev. C. E. Brown. Burial took place in the
Lenoxburg Cemetery. Funeral directors Thomas & Parramore were in
charge of the arrangements.
The casket bearers were Carl, Elmer, Charles. William and Harry Cummins and Roy
BROTHER F. M. RYDER
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
In memory of Brother F. M. Ryder, who died June 7, 1935 at his home at
Once again death has summoned a Brother Odd Fellow and the golden gateway to the
eternal city has opened to welcome him to his home. He has completed his
work of ministering to the wants of the afflicted, in shedding light into the
place of misery, and as his reward has received the welcome plaudit, "Well
done," from the Supreme Master.
We tender the family of our deceased Brother our sincere condolence in this
their deep affliction.
Enterprise Lodge No.223. I.O.O.F., Butler, KY. Committee-M. Grogan, L. H.
Jacobs and O. J. Finley.
A. S. COLVIN
A. S. (Guss) Colvin, aged 76 years, passed on in Covington on Thursday, June
13, 1835. He had been in feeble health for the past several years.
Mr. Colvin was a son of the late Levi Colvin and was born at Four Oaks on Jan.
9, 1859. In early life he united with the Christian Church. He was
married three times. His first wife was Mrs. Aletha Williams, daughter of
Daniel Williams of this county. He is survived by two sons, Lawrence
Colvin and Walter Colvin of Covington. He is also survived by two brothers
and two sisters, James W. Colvin of Rushville, Indiana, Leslie Colvin of Four
Oaks, Mrs. Anna Antrobus of Covington and Mrs. Luther Williams of Alexandria,
and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Colvin came from one of Pendleton county's pioneer families and no one
throughout northern Kentucky had more friends. He spent his early manhood
on the farm. He was twice elected jailer of Pendleton county and also
served two terms as assessor. Later he was elected chief of police of
Falmouth and served well in this position. He moved to Covington about
twenty years ago and served as a patrolman in that city for twelve years.
Mr. Colvin was a most charitable citizen and the latchstring of his door always
hung out. He was a natural-born politician and was never defeated for any
office. He was big-hearted, and numbered his friends by his
acquaintances. He was generous to a fault, but many were the good deeds
that he sowed along life's pathway.
Funeral services were held at the Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Covington
on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. W. S. Maxwell of the Methodist
Church. Burial too place in Highland cemetery.
The casket bearers were B. Morgan, K. Jenkins, T. S. Orr, R. L. Colvin, J. T.
Colvin and L. T. Colvin.
ROBERT FRANCIS RARREICK
Robert Francis Rarreick, aged 9 months and 7 days, passed on at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rarreick, in this city, on June 16, 1935.
He was born Sept. 8, 1934.
Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers and two sisters, John,
Elmo, Charles, Lula Mae and Mary Florence Rarreick.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Woodhead Funeral Home,
conducted by the Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial took place in Riverside
The casket bearers were Alvin Rose, Albert Rose, Robert Henry Rose and Charles
JAMES E. ACREE
James E. Acree, aged 52 years, passed on at his home at Erlanger on Sunday,
June 16, 1935. He is survived by his widow and two brothers and two
sisters, Edward and William Acree of Erlanger, Mrs. E. Ashcraft of Erlanger and
Mrs. M. J. Bracken of Covington.
Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial took place in the Mason cemetery.
Jack Barnes, 10 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Barnes of Kenton
Station, passed away at the St. Elizabeth Hospital last Wednesday (1935).
He is survived by his parents and other relatives.
Funeral services took place at Kenton Station on Friday, with funeral directors
Fryer & Peoples in charge.
MRS. ELIZABETH NAGEL
Mrs. Elizabeth Nagel, aged 64 years, wife of former Sheriff John P. Nagel of
Campbell county, passed on at her home in Newport on June 13 (1935).
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, William Nagel, and two brothers
and two sisters.
Joseph King of Alexandria passed on at Speers Hospital in Dayton, KY, on June
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stella Field and Mrs. Rosa Field, both of
MRS. JOHN PHILLIPS
Mrs. Orpha Phillips, wife of Rev. John Phillips, passed on at her home at
Bloomington, Ind., on June 12 (1935).
She was a sister-in-law of Richard W. Phillips, Circuit Court Clerk of Campbell
G. S. DANIEL
On Sunday morning, April 21, 1935, the death angel entered the Flagg Spring
community and chose for its victim a loved and valued citizen, G. S. Daniel,
thereby casting a shade of sadness and gloom into the hearts of an unending
sorrow to the loved ones more closely allied with him.
He was born in Pendleton county, near Peach Grove. He united with the
Second Twelve-Mile Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until his
marriage to Miss Gertrude Williams of Flagg Spring. He then transferred
his membership to the Flagg Spring Baptist Church in Campbell county, occupying
a position in that church which will be hard to fill; for to him life meant
action-action of the service variety, and it was to him a veritable hobby.
Besides his activity in connection with the church he was as enthusiastic in
other things, taking great interest in other social and civic affairs. But
his chief interest was his church. He was present at almost every service,
doing what he could for the spiritual advancement of the work, and was also a
generous giver in everything fostered by the church. He was ever ready to
offer the hand of aid and the voice of sympathy to the needy and distressed; an
active member whose utmost endeavors were exerted for its welfare and
prosperity, a friend who was dear to all. Next to his church he was
devoted to his lodge and was held in high esteem by the Masonic brotherhood.
He leaves to mourn his passing a devoted wife, four brothers, two sisters and
many other relatives and friends.
We bow our submission to the Divine Will and seem to hear a voice from Heaven
saying "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth, saith the
Spirit, they may rest from their labors, for their works do follow them."
J. L. WHITE
The relatives and friends were shocked and grieved April 11, 1935, when the
news was announced that J. L. White was stricken that morning with paralysis and
passed away that evening at 11:45 o'clock. All that willing and loving
hands could do for him was done, but to no avail.
Mr. White was born at Mt. Olivet, KY, on April 28, 1877, and died April 11,
1935, aged 58 years. He was a true husband, friend and father and will be
sadly missed by all.
He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Julia Hise White; three sons, Allen
White of Bethel, Ohio, Vernon and Johnny at home; one daughter, Mrs. Adrian
Condit of Cold Springs, and two grandchildren, Allen and Juanita Condit.
The funeral was held at the Gardnersville Christian Church, conducted by Bro.
Weaver, and burial took place in Riverside cemetery at Falmouth by the side of
his daughter, Katherine, who passed away about four years ago. The floral
offerings were many and beautiful.
The pall bearers wer Tom and Mose Hise, Harve Littell, Albert Wright, Bryant
Moore and Amos McLaughlin.
MRS. ROMA WEISBRODT
Mrs. Roma Weisbrodt, wife of the general merchant at Bradford, passed on at
the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington on Monday night, April 22, 1935.
Before her marriage she was Miss Flossie Cline, daughter of Sam Cline. She
was a member of the Fairview Christian Church and was one of the leading workers
in that congregation. Besides her husband she is survived by three
children, Mrs. Lawrence Lenox and Louise and Paul Weisbrodt.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the Fairview Christian Church,
conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial will take place in the
MRS. ANNA CLAIR WILSON
Mrs. Anna Clair Wilson, aged 58 years, widow of the late Captain Jack Wilson,
former editor of the Pendleton Reformer at Butler, KY, passed on Saturday,
April, 20, 1935, at her home in Covington.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by two sons, Carl Watson and Thomas Tudor, a daughter,
Mrs. Kathleen Downey, two brothers, Harry Clair and Samuel Clair, both of
Covington, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Moore of Covington, and eight grandchildren.
J. E. FOSSETT
The citizens of Falmouth and Pendleton county were shocked and grieved
Saturday morning, April 13, 1935, when the announcement was made that J. E.
Fossett, one of our most prominent citizens, had passed on suddenly at his home
on Maple Avenue from a heart attack. He had not been feeling well for a
few days, but his condition was not alarming and he was not confined to his
home. He retired Thursday night feeling better, but was up some time after
12 o'clock that night. His wife asked him if he were ill and he replied
that he was all right and returned to his bed. Mrs. Fossett awoke about 4
o'clock that morning and found that he had peacefully passed away.
James Edward Fossett was a son of the late James and Matilda Lancaster Fossett
and was born in this city 64 years ago, where he spent his entire life. He
united with the Falmouth Methodist Church when a boy and for more than fifty
years was a regular attendant at Sunday School and church services. He
served as an officer of the church for many years and was chairman of the
building committee when the church was remodeled a few years ago. He
supported the many pastors of the church during his long connection with the
church and gave liberally of his time and means to advance the cause of Christ
and his church.
Mr. Fossett was twice married. His first wife was Miss Della Dudley of
this city and to this union one son was born. After her passing he was
united in marriage to Miss Carrie Norris of this city. He is also survived
by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ollie Muggeridge of Covington, Mrs.
Florence Shoemaker of Detroit, Mich., Miss Cora Fossett of this city and Charles
Fossett of Covington, and three grandsons, Edward Lee, Jimmie and Billie Fossett.
Ed Fossett, as he was familiarly known, was educated in the local public school
and the Pendleton Academy of this city. He began work before he was 20
years of age to make his own way in the world. His first position was as a
salesman in the clothing store of W. J. Rule when it was located in a building
where the First National Bank is now doing business. About 35 years ago he
opened a general store of his own in the building now occupied by C. W. Kellum's
store. He enjoyed a nice patronage from all parts of the county and was
very successful. He was very attentive to business and soon built up one
of the largest general stores in Pendleton county. He sold his store about
1915 and retired from the mercantile business. Since then he had spent his
time looking after his private affairs and his farming interests.
Mr. Fossett was a patriotic and public-spirited citizen and never grew tired in
extolling the virtues of his native city. He always took a leading part in
promoting the best interests of his community and was honored many times with
positions of trust. He served as city councilman, several terms as a
member of the Falmouth Board of Education, a member of the board of the
Riverside Cemetery Co., a director of the Citizen's Bank, and assisted in
organizing the Pendleton Building Association, especially during the depression
on the past five years. He also served on the building committee that
built the bank building now occupied by the Falmouth Deposit Band and which is
the finest building in the city. During the World War he served his
country well at home and was chairman of the Red Cross drive in 1918 when
Pendleton county citizens gave $28,000 to this worthy cause. He was always
ready and willing to give of his time and means to every worthwhile cause that
would make Falmouth a better city in which to live.
Mr. Fossett was a genial companion and a man of sterling worth. He always
took a decided stand on every local and county issue, and no one was ever in
doubt as to which side he was on. His home life was ideal and he was a
splendid husband, father, grandfather and neighbor. He had no taste nor
desire for the frivolous things of this life. He detested pomp and
show and believed that integrity, honesty and plain living brought the
best returns in life. His personal habits were worthy of emulation.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at his late home on Maple
Avenue, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. E. L. Griffy, and assisted by three
personal friends, Rev. R. H. Tolle, Rev. C. E. Brown and Rev. Hilton A. Windley.
The spacious residence was filled to overflowing with relatives and friends from
far and near. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery. Funeral
director R. B. M. Colvin was in charge of the arrangements.
The casket bearers were C. W. Carnes. Dr. C. F. Crecelius, R. C. Dills, H. H.
Shoemaker, G. W. Colvin and L. M. Day.
MRS. NANNIE MARTY
Mrs. Nannie Marty, aged 75 years, one of Campbell county's most prominent
citizens, passed on Wednesday, April 10, 1935, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
P. G. Sanford. Mrs. Marty was the widow of the late Lewis K. Marty, former
president of the American National Bank, Newport. She was a daughter of
the late Samuel Shaw.
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