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Estill County, KY Newspaper Article Abstracts

Submitted by Kellie Scott


Estill Herald - May 26, 1928
Arthur Brookshire's wife was Maud Benton, the daughter of J.B. Benton of High Bridge in Jessamine County; no children but raised: Mrs. Herbert Winburn, Thelma Winkler and Dorothy  Brookshire; also 2 colored children Tom and Aaron Miller.


Irvine Times - Dec 29, 1930
George Brooks, 35, a Negro camp cook for B.J. Walters, forman of the L&N RR Co killed by Lozell Nettles, a Negro of the Shops

Estill Herald - June 16, 1931
Buffalo Bill about 35, colored, killed in a Railroad Camp Car at Ravenna; shot at a card game by Sam Bennett (colored) with a shot gun; both from Alabama 8 years ago.

Irvine Sun  - All Deaths

7 Dec 1913

William T. McCarty-colored laborer from GA; killed while attempting to board a moving freight train.

27 March 1914

Titus a black boy of 5 years died on Back St after falling into a basin of hot water.

Oct 1914

Hazel Bernice Ross (colored) young daughter of Mrs. Nannie Ross; born in Irvine.

24 April 1914

Frank  Ivory, colored man of Beattyville, convicted of killing James Ross; given life sentence; attempted to break jail, was shot by Crit Gable

19 June 1928

John Jones, Negro, killed near Irvine Depot while unloading railroad ties; no relatives located or not known whre he lived; buried by BF Wilson

9 Jan 1929

Nancy Huguely, 82, colored, wife of Uncle George Huguely, a slave before the Civil War, joined the Union Army; had been married 60 years.

22 April 1930, colored man of Irvine, died of a Jake leg.

31 July 1930

Salyersville, Ky Head of negro found in open field near Coon Creek in Magoffin County, thought to be that of George Keeton, 55, who disappeared 2 weeks ago

20 November 1935

Oscar Marshall, 50, negro, found on railway of Land N at Hargue, he was from Woodstock Alabama.

Irvine Times

Aunt Amanda Park (colored) aged and respected woman died at home at Rice Station