Crittenden County, Kentucky

Obituaries and Death Notices

Volume I

1886 - 1899


Compiled by

Stephen Eskew



The Crittenden Press - 1886

18 March 1886


Died March 12, l886, little Cordie CONNER. After a lingering illness of 42 days the gentle spirit took its flight to the world where disease and death never come. But alas poor Cordie is gone; the silver thread is loosened and her spirit returned to God who gave it. So dear Cordie, sweet angel in heaven, rest on. Rest ever in your beautiful home. May all the dear ones left behind be able to join you in that sweet haven of rest where no tears are found, no partings come; and when the trump of God shall sound to call our sleeping dead to the judgment of the last day, little Cordie will then come forth robed in spotless white, clad in immortality; For Jesus said while on earth, "suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

Lovely child, how brief thy stay!

Short and hasty was thy day;

Ending soon thy sojourn here,

Pain or grief no more to bear.

J. L. R.



Gus McCOLLUM died with pneumonia. He was taken sick at Weston Feb. 19th, and when he reached home told his wife he would not get well, but for her not to break up housekeeping. He died February 26. Gus was a quiet, peaceable man, good to the sick, so far as he could be of help, but leaving his wife and five children in a rather helpless condition.


Columbia Lead Mines

Mrs. Lucy STALLIONS was buried last Sunday at the LOVE graveyard near this place.



Little Florence WOODALL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. WOODALL, died March 7, at 7 o'clock p.m. She was taken sick on January 3, making more than two months of severe affliction, which she bore with usual fortitude of a child only eight years old. She died of cerebral spinal meningitis, and had not spoken for three weeks previous to her death; her last word was "mama."

How sad to part from those we love;

How sweet to know we shall meet above.



Mr. John T. WYATT died at his residence in Fredonia on Friday, March 12, 1886, at 7 o'clock a.m. Mr. WYATT was born in Caldwell co., Ky., February 28th, 1817, and was married to Miss M. J. CRIDER December 23d, 1840. Eleven children were the result of this union, six of whom are yet living, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Mr. WYATT never paid much attention to politics; he has always been a peaceful, law abiding citizen, a good neighbor, and for many years a zealous christian; a regular attendant at church until he became too much afflicted to attempt church going. He made a profession of religion in the year 1842, but did not unite with any church until a few years afterwards; he united with the C. P. church in Fredonia; he was ever at his post of duty and gave liberally to church enterprises; he seemed to live in communion with God every day, had no fear of death, and in fact he seemed to wish for death, especially so since he has been so severely afflicted. His health failed to a considerable extent thirty years ago, but he battled against disease until eighteen years since. He was afflicted with pluralysis, and since and since that time has not been out from home but little. He was a devoted father and loving husband; has been successful as a farmer; his children have been well educated, and have had every social advantage. They as well as the entire community, will feel the loss of such a man. The evening before he died he repeated several passages of scripture calculated to console a christian and brighten his hopes of future happiness; he also sang several beautiful hymns and seemed to have an insight of heavenly glories and the glittering crown awaiting him. He frequently told his family and friends that his work was finished.

I long to fly away and be at rest

Upon my dear Redeemer's breast;

The sorrows of earth will soon be o'er

Then on wings of love I'll upward soar,

To meet my Saviour, how sweet the thought,

Since I with his dear blood was bought.

While yet in heaven there is room

I fear not the darkness of the tomb!

He bore his severe affliction with true christian fortitude and passed peacefully out into the Great Beyond, proving that truth of holy writ, Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, May his surviving children all be well prepared for death, that they may meet their father in the world of bliss where sickness, pain nor death are felt and feared no more. Rev. W.J. DARBY, of Evansville, preached his funeral sermon at 2 p.m. on the 13th instant to a large assembly; the remains were then interred in the family burying ground, to await the resurrection morn.


29 April 1886


Mrs. LOYD, T. M. BUTLER's mother-in-law, died last week and was buried at old Piney Fork camp ground.



Marthy WATSON died Friday night of consumption.


The Crittenden Press - 1888

07 June 1888


At her home in Marion, Ky., Sunday, May 27th, at 2 o'clock p. m., God summoned to his mansions above one of his beloved children,


We are in the presence of another of Gods mysteries. As yet we can not fully realize its sad meaning, and our hearts suddenly sink and soften as each day we remember Ambie is dead!

We, who knew her so well can not help questioning why the same Providence that permits so many kinds of mortals to live, should cut her young life short on the threshold of its sunny and charming womanhood.

Another severed link on earth, another pure sainted spirit is free from the rude storms of this cold world.

In the morning of life when the future is so full of hope and promise, she is called from us.

To eyes that cannot see the end from the beginning the ways of Providence often seem blind or ruthless and we cannot help but wonder, "Is it well," that she should be taken from her loved ones.

Her loss is more keenly felt by those near and dearer to her, father, mother, brothers, sisters. How they miss her smiling face, the sweet voice, which was ever cheerful, and the willing hands, always ready to perform some labor of love. But her friends--they are all who knew her--especially those who felt oftenest the influence of that sympathetic intelligence, unstudied amiability, and engaging presence, will best understand how we, her chosen companions, loved and lament her.

Sweet girl! So gentle, fair and winsome. We lay an offering of ungarnished truth on your untimely grave--a tribute of love and sorrow, made importunate by bereavement of rare endearing qualities of person, mind and heart.

So fades the summer cloud away,

So sinks the gale when storms are o'er,

So gentlely shuts the eye of day,

So dies the wave along the shore.


At a meeting of the O. R. I. O. Club, the following resolutions were adopted:

Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father, in his wisdom, to remove from our midst our dearly beloved member and friend, Miss Ambie B. PIERCE. Therefore be it

Resolved, That while we bow with reverence and submission to the will of God, we, with great sorrow, mourn the loss of our valued friend.

That by her death our club has sustained an irreparable loss, but that our loss is her eternal gain, and that we try to so live that we each and all shall meet with her around the Great White Throne, where our circle will once more be complete.

That we tender our heartfelt sympathy and condolence to her bereaved family, with the prayer that the God of all grace may support them in their distress.

That a copy of these resolutions be published in the Press and Monitor and a copy be sent to the family.

Nellie WALKER,


Nora BLUE, Com.


Resolutions of Respect

Passed by the Marion Baptist Sunday School

Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom has seen proper to remove from our midst one of our most noble and faithful members, Miss Ambie PIERCE, we deem it but fit and proper, as a last sad duty to the deceased, and as a mark of respect to the bereaved family that we thus fittingly record our appreciation of her.

Therefore be it

Resolved, That in her death our Sunday school has met with an irreparable loss; the parents and family lose one of their most loving and devoted members, and society one of its brightest jewels.

Resolved, That while we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family, and with them mourn her loss, we commend them to the Great Comforter for the consolation they need.

Resolved, That the exemplary life which she led, and the faithfulness with which she met her duties and obligations as our organist and Sunday school pupil, shall, always be held in great rememberance by us, and that we shall emulate in her all that was good.

Resolved, That a page be set apart in our Sunday school register on which to record these resolutions, and that a copy of them be presented to the bereaved family.

Edith COOK,





28 June 1888


Mr. Frank CROW, a well known citizen, died at his home in Marion Monday afternoon, June 25, 1888, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. CROW as a man of pure character, kind disposition, and a good and useful citizen. His death is lamented by every one. The remains were interred at the FOWLER graveyard Tuesday evening.


Mrs. Mary Belle WALKER, wife of Mr. W. H. WALKER, of the Iron Hill neighborhood, died Tuesday morning, after an illness of only four days. Mrs. WALKER was an estimable christian woman, with a large circle of friends who will mourn her death.


In Memory of Mrs. Susan C. GREEN

Death, the dark winged angel, has invaded our community and for his victim chose one whom we least expected and it seems could least spare--one among the most loving and devoted of wives, and kind an affectionate of mothers. But alas! death selects a shining mark.

Mrs. GREEN was the wife of Hon. Wm. H. GREEN, of Livingston county, Ky., and daughter of the late Col. Richard and Kittie MILES, and was born at the MILES homestead, same county and State, 3 1/2 miles south of Salem, on the 27th of May, 1838, was married to Wm. H. GREEN Dec. 14, 1865; made a public profession of religion and was baptised into the fellowship of Pinkneyville Baptist church in November 1871, and departed this life, after a painful and protracted illness, June 17, l888. The writer will not extol, above measure, the shining character and rare virtues of this now sainted and once noble christian woman. He is not warranted in claiming perfection for any of this world of sin, pain and sorrow, but after an intimate acquaintance and pastoral relationship of ten years, he has failed to discover in her words or acts anything in derogation of an exalted Christian life.

The writer repeatedly visited sister GREEN during her painful and prolonged sickness of five weeks, and always found her bearing her sufferings with as much patience and resignation as is possible under circumstances so trying. But oh, the fatal hour came. The strugling victim yielded to the all conquering arm; God claimed His own and bade his redeemed one come up higher.

Sister G. died as she had lived, the same humble, trusting child of God, without an enemy on earth, for the reason that she was the friend of all.

When the solemn hour of her departure came, "she was tranquil amid alarms," her strong christian faith served as a bright halo around her dying couch. She called to her bed side her husband, crushed with grief her weeping children and friends present, and bade them an affectionate farewell, then entered the dark doorway and passed over the river to forever rest in the shade of the beautiful trees beyond.

Farewell dear wife, mother, sister for awhile. We mourn your absence but not as those who have no hope; we cherish the happy assurance that you, in your glorified form, are forever freed from the pains, cares and sorrows of this life, and are in the enjoyment of "the rest which remaineth for the people of God."

The writer preached the funeral of sister GREEN at her home in the presence of a large audience of weeping hearers, from the words, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth: yea saith the spirit they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."

After which the remains were taken to the MILES graveyard, at the home of her birth, and childhood, and interred by her father and mother to await the resurrection summons.

Sister GREEN left a husband and five children, three sons and two daughters, ranging in age from 4 to 21 years, one sister, one brother and numerous relatives and friends, who will cherish for her a fond remembrance until we all meet again.



The Crittenden Press - 1890

04 September 1890


Aunt Rachel COFFIELD, wife of Wm. COFFIELD, died last week.


Tribute of Respect

To the memory of Bro. W. H. FRANKLING, a charter member of Siloam Lodge No. 799, F. M. B. A., and President of said lodge, and also of the County Assembly of Crittenden county, and was the acknowledged leader of said order in this county. The question has frequently been asked who will take his place, but is not yet answered.

Therefore be it

Resolved, That the F M B A has lost one of its best friends.

That we deeply regret his death and removal from our midst, but meekly bow to the one who is both giver and taker of life. We are greatly consoled to think and believe he now sitteth at God's right hand in Heaven.

That by his death we loose one of our best farmers and citizens, and his removal will be greatly felt in our community.

That we offer to the family and relatives of our deceased brother our greatest sympathies in their sad bereavements in the loss of an affectionate husband and father, kind and sympathetic relative, and would comfort them that though he can not return to them, but by the grace of God they may at last sit around the throne of God with him where sorrow and death never come, and that their earthly loss is his eternal gain.

That a copy of these resolutions be presented to our deceased brother's bereaved family, and a copy to the Crittenden Press and Marion Monitor for publication.



E. B. MOORE, Com.


Chas. KENNEDY Dead

Charles E. KENNEDY died at his home in this place Saturday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks of typhoid fever. He has been a citizen of Marion for several years, and was respected as a good citizen. For a number of years he taught school in this county and was well liked as a teacher. After his marriage to the daughter of the late John FOWLER he settled down in Marion. His father is W. B. KENNEDY, Lola, Livingston county. His remains were interred in the FOWLER grave yard Sunday.


11 September 1890


The wife of old Uncle Artie CLEMENT, col., died Monday.


18 September 1890


L. A. BROWN, formerly a citizen of this county, died at his home in Tunica county, Miss. Tuesday. He was a brother of John BROWN of this place.


Johnson ELDER, a young man of the Shady Grove neighborhood, died Sunday, after an illness of seven weeks, of typhoid fever.


A 12 year old colored named McCAIN died of consumption Sunday.


Mrs. Add VANDEVER, a daughter of Mr. James LITTLE, of this county, died at her home in Webster county a few days ago.


Funeral Sermons

The funeral sermons of Anthony FRANKLIN and W. H. FRANKLIN will be preached at Union church the second Sunday in October, at 11 o'clock a. m. Elders T. C. CARTER and J. S. HENRY will conduct the services.



J. M. RONEY, the subject of this sketch, was born in Robinson county Tenn., Sept. 10, 1846. In November, 1866, he came to Salem, Ky. In October he was married to Miss M.E. GRASSHAM, daughter of Mr. P. GRASSHAM. They lived happily together until April 10, 1872, when death separated them. On November 25, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss M. D. BARNES, daughter of L. BARNES, with whom he lived happily until his death, which occurred June 12, 1890. He was a kind husband and an affectionate father. It was his heart's delight to do every thing he could to make his wife and children happy, he was not only kind to his family, but was a kind and obliging neighbor. He was free hearted, always ready and willing to assist the poor and needy. He contributed to the building of the church house in Salem very liberally. He had never made any public profession of religion, his wife and Dr. HAYDEN are of the opinion that he realized a change; some time before he was taken down he told a number of his friends that he intended to live a different life, his great desire was to be a Christian. After he was taken down, when his sister was at his bed side, he said to her: "Tell me what I must do to be saved." His wife, a good christian woman, got the Bible and read to him what God required of all in order to be saved. He had two of the best doctors in this past of the state--HAYDON and THRELKELD--who did all that could be done to give relief, but all in vain. He had to die. The funeral services were conducted by the writer; surrounded by a large concourse of sorrowing friend, the remains was deposited in the Salem cemetery to remain until the resurrection morn.

He left behind a dear wife and a beautiful daughter of thirteen summers, a little boy of four summers, an aged father, brothers and sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss. May God comfort his wife in her lonely hours and enable her to raise her children to love the God she loves, is my prayer.



John WALKER Murdered

It was reported some days ago that John WALKER, son of Allen WALKER, an old citizen of this county, had been killed. Wednesday T. W. WALKER, brother to John, was in town and from him we got the following statement: John WALKER, in company with two other men, started down the Ohio river from near Elizabethtown, Ill.; WALKER had some $200 in his pocket. After traveling some time in the skiff his companions went ashore to hunt, borrowing WALKER's pistol. After going down the river some distance they called to WALKER that they wanted to get in the skiff, when he rowed to the shore he was shot by the parties and robbed and his body put in the skiff and the latter set afloat. The next day the skiff was caught by a fisherman near Metropolis and WALKER was still alive and told his story. He fered for three days and died.


25 September 1890


Emmet CAREY died Monday evening of conjestion; he lived with his father on C. N. BYRD's farm, and was the most industrious young man in that part of the county.



Rev. THOMPSON, pastor of the Chapel Hill church, died at his home in Kuttawa Monday. He was a man of many good qualities, and his death will be deeply regretted by his numerous friends in and around Marion, where he was well known.


Guy, little twelve year old son of Mr. H. B. WILLIAMS, died Friday.


02 October 1890


Mrs. HAMILTON, mother of J. C. HAMILTON, died last Wednesday morning after a short illness.


Mr. PARIS, of Webster county, who has been sick at Mr. HARPERs for several weeks, died on Saturday morning and was carried home for burial.



Jimmie HARTIGAN, who has been sick with malarial fever, died Monday morning.


Jimmie HARTIGAN, who has been sick for some time died Monday. He was an honest, good man, a prosperous farmer, and left many warm friends who will mourn his loss; just a few months ago his mother died. He leaves one brother and three sisters.



Joseph L. McDOWELL was born June 27, 1837; he was married to M. E. TRAVIS, daughter of Daniel TRAVIS April 10, 1863. His first wife died Oct. 11, 1875, leaving behind her three surviving children. He married his present wife Miss Rettie STRONG, May 11, 1876. He was a kind husband and father, a good and obliging neighbor. He did not claim to be a christian until four days before his death. He told his wife on Friday before his death that he was no longer a condemned sinner, and as soon as he got able he would help her to serve the Lord. He is gone. We miss the parent, the neighbor, the friend, but we trust he is basking in the elysian fields of peace, amid the blood washed throngs of the sweet fields of Eden.


09 October 1890


The wife of Mr. Samuel BARNETT of Livingston county, went to Louisville a few days ago to have a surgical operation performed. Sunday her husband brought her back a corpse. She died Saturday, and her remains were taken to Livingston county for burial Monday.


A year old child of Mr. H. B. WILLIAMS was buried Saturday. Just two weeks before another of his children was buried.



Mrs. S. S. BARNETT, of this place, was operated on in Louisville Oct. 2 for fibroid ovarian tumor, died Oct. <illegible> at 8 o'clock a.m. The operation was performed by Drs. D. W. YANDELL, W. O. ROBERTS, and Turner ANDERSON. Mrs. BARNETT's death threw a gloom over the whole community. She had a host of friends and no enemies. She was a pure, good woman, a true and loving wife, a faithful friend, a kind neighbor. Mr. BARNETT has the sympathy of all who know him.



Robert BOAZ, who left here last spring for Missouri, died a few days ago while in Ills., on a visit. He has many friends and relatives in this and Livingston counties. The sorrow stricken young wife has our heartfelt sympathy in her loss of an effectionate husband.


New Salem

Died at his residence in Crittenden county, Ky., Sept, James HARTIGAN, in the 49th year of his age. Mr. HARTIGAN was a good citizen, a good neighbor, and an honest man. His surviving brother and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community.



John S. GILLIAM, a young man well known throughout the county, died at his home in this place at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, October 8, 1890. He was a young man of noble impulses, and a generous heart, and many friends will regret his death.


16 October 1890


Friday a young man named RODGERS of the Crayneville vicinity, died a very painful death. Some months ago, while playing he accidentally run a small stick into his throat and a portion of the stick was never drawn out, and it worked its way out through his neck, causing intense pain for weeks, and bringing on other disease from which he died.


23 October 1890


Harry BEASLEY, a colored boy of about 15 years--a son of Joe BEASLEY, col. of this place, was engaged with another boy in a game of 'craps' at Princeton a few days ago. Harry won the money and when he refused to return it his fellow gambler struck him on the head with a club, inflicting a wound from which he died in a few hours.


Mr. T. J. CAMERON and Mrs. J. W. WALLACE, of this place, were called to Princeton last week by the illness of their father, Mr. John CAMERON, who lingered until Friday night at 10 o'clock, when he died.



We are sorry to learn of the death of Miss Cattie BROWN, of Dalton, of consumption. She was at one time a pupil in the writer's school; she was a good christian girl.


Death of a Good Woman.

Mrs. T. C. CARTER, wife of Rev. T. C. CARTER, the well known Baptist minister, died at her home in Marion at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, after an illness of only a few days.

She was a most estimable christian lady, possessing all of those valuable qualities that made her a good wife and a true woman. Her many friends will be pained to hear of her death, and the scores of her husband's friends will deeply sympathise with him in his great bereavement. The remains will be laid at rest in Union church grave yard today.


30 October 1890


The little boy of Mrs. Ella EAST, who lives near town, died Monday.


The little child of W. R. GIBBS jr, died at the residence of Eld. W. R. GIBBS, of this place, Wednesday.



Mrs. J. W. AINSWORTH, wife of Jos. AINSWORTH, died at her home two miles south of Crittenden Springs, Monday night.



Mrs. Lucinda BOYD, widow of R. S. BOYD, died at her home in this county last week. Her husband at one time was one of the most prominent men in this county. When the roads were worked by taxation he was overseer of all the roads in the county. He was county surveyor two terms. He was sheriff of the county two terms and represented this and Marshall county in the Legislature for two terms. Mr. BOYD has been dead about ten years.


Freedom Church

Milton WOODSIDES lost his youngest child--a bright and interesting babe of some fifteen months--last Friday, from diphtheria. The remains were interred in the family graveyard on Piney Sunday.


06 November 1890


Mrs. BRYANT, wife of Mr. N. W. BRYANT, who lives near Marion, died Friday night after a protracted illness of several weeks. She was a good woman, and in her last hours, her friends in Marion watched and cared for her.


Mrs. Joseph McDOWELL died at her home in E. H. PORTER's neighborhood last week. In August her husband died. By the death of these parents five little children are left without mother or father.


Mrs. Lizzie ROWLETT, wife of Mr. Pete ROWLETT; of New Concord Calloway county, died of consumption at the home of her mother, Mrs. Isabelle FLANARY, in the northern part of this county, Saturday night Nov., 1. She had many friends in this community, who are deeply grieved at her death.



Prof. J. H. MASON, of Ills., was over to see us Saturday, he informs us that he lost his baby boy last Monday, we was sorry to learn of his bereavement and deeply sympathise with him at his loss, but hope it will be the little one's gain.


13 November 1890


The baby of Mr. J. E. WATSON of Stone died last week.


Fords Ferry

Since our last writing death has visited our community and claimed as it victims Mrs. A. J. AINSWORTH and Mrs. Lizzie ROWLETT, the former leaves, besides many relatives and friends, a kind husband, two sons and three daughters to mourn her loss, the latter leaves a good christian mother, one sister, and six brothers and an innumerable number of friends and relatives to sympathise with them in their bereavement.



Mrs. J. W. AINSWORTH, wife of Joseph AINSWORTH, died on the 28th of Oct. She leaves many friends to mourn her loss.



Sam STEVENS died on the third of this month. Mr. STEVENS was the leading merchant of Lola.


Resolutions of Respect

Whereas, it has pleased an all wise Providence to remove from our midst our beloved sister, Addie CARTER.

Be it therefore

Resolved, That in her death this church sustains the loss of a most valuable and useful member, one whose life since early womanhood has been given to toe labor and interest in the cause of Christ.

That not only her friends and the members of this church, but the community in which she lived has been deprived of a most useful and lovable christian.

We do deeply sympathize with the husband, family and friends of our departed sister in this their hour of deepest gloom and sadness, and we do recommend that their sorrows be laid before the Throne on High, where, even now, our sister is interceding for their peace and that a copy of these resolutions be spread on our book of records.

Mrs. S. D. SWOPE,


Mrs. Jno. BENNETT, Com.



The friends and admirers of the late Rev. W. T. MOORE have purchased a handsome marble shaft to mark his last resting place. The shaft is of Italian marble, six feet. The inscription is




Born Dec. 7, 1838

Died Sept. 16, 1889

It is a modest, but tasty piece of work, and was furnished by A. M. HENRY & Bro., the marble dealers of this place.


20 November 1890


Mr. DORMAN's little boy died on the 11th of this month, of typhoid fever.



The brave, the true and chivalric Sam STEVENS has gone to sleep in death.

His yardstick will fall into the hands of some one else, probably his sprightly son, Wallace. The bow of his violin will lay quietly away unmolested, for no one dares to assert their ability to equal him in the realms of music. As a musician he stood branded in many localities as first class and scarcely equaled. To know him was to like him; to know well was to love him. His warm sympathetic heart is still; his tender blue eyes are curtained and dark.

He had his faults perhaps, but who has not, and of how many of us can it be said, that these were as light in comparison as the autumn leaves when compared with the merits of his virtues.

Lola has lost a devoted friend and the stroke to the community caused by his death is visible to every one. No more shall we hear his pleasant voice.

His body moulds. Alas!

Too sad! Too sad!

And yet, to this, though every one must share the same fate.

J. T. F.



Mr. Abe WOLFF, a well known merchant, and highly respected citizen, died at this home in Marion, Friday afternoon, Nov. 14, 1890, after an illness of some week. Mr. WOLFF was 51 years old, and had spent about 15 of those years in the mercantile business in Marion. He has many warm friends in this community, and his name will be long and kindly remembered by the people among whom he has lived so long. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Honor Lodge of this place, and in each of these orders he stood high, and had filled important offices. The two orders and a large concourse of friends accompanied the remains to the depot Sunday, and all that was mortal of Abe WOLFF was taken to Paducah for burial.

The bereaved wife and little ones have the sympathy of the entire community.


04 December 1890


Mrs. John ADAMS died at her home near Francis, Saturday, Nov. 29, 1890.


The county Jailer W. L. COOK, died at the jailer's residence in Marion, Sunday afternoon Nov 30. He had been in poor health for a long time and was confined to his bed for four weeks previous to his death. Three years ago he injured his hand while at work on the railroad, and suffered a great deal with it, and his health gave way under this injury and it indirectly led to his death. He leaves a wife and two little children, and a large circle of friends to mourn his demise.


11 December 1890


Mr. A. BROWNING died at his home in this place December 5, 1890, surrounded by his weeping family and many sorrowing friends. He died of stomache disease. He was fifty five years old, and spent the greater part of his life here, serving as postmaster for many years. He was a kind and indulgent father, a true and devoted husband, a good neighbor and a dear friend. He was an honorable christian gentleman and was not afraid to die. His told his friends even before he was confined to his bed, that he could not live much longer, but that he was prepared to die. What a blessed consolation to us to know that our friend died in the love of God. His life was insured in the Valley Mutual of Staunton, Virginia, and the Methodist Aid Association of Louisville, Ky., for $1,000 each. His sorrow stricken family have the sympathy of everybody in this community.

O. S.



An infant child of Chas. DALTON's died last week.


Hampton Notes

Elisha EARLES, of Carrsville, buried a five year old child Wednesday. He and his family have our deepest sympathy.


18 December 1890


G. W. & J. T. ADAMS each lost an infant this week, they had brain fever.


A six year old son of B. G. TEER died on the 3rd.



Miss Ella AKRIDGE died last Thursday of consumption, her remains were taken to Eddyville for interment.


A seven year old boy of James WIGGINTON died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning and was buried at Livingston grave yard Sunday evening.


Geo. BELT Dead

Geo. W. BELT, son of Eld. Wm. BELT, died at his home in Marion Wednesday night, Dec 17, 1890, after an illness of three weeks of typhoid fever. he was an exemplary young man, and gave every promising of making a useful member of society. His death is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.