Kentucky Obituaries - Adair County News - Apr 17, 1918


Mrs. Lucy Reynolds, aged 87 years, died at Junction City last week.   She was a sister of Mr. Elzy Damron, of this county, and was born and reared in Adair.


Died at Font Hill.

Mrs. Hester Chumley, wife of Dr. Charles Chumley, died at Font Hill, Russell county, Tuesday of last week, a victim of pulmonary trouble.   The deceased was thirty-five years old and was a daughter of the late A. R. Foley.   She and her husband had only been in, from Kansas, a few days when the end came.


Died at Amandaville.

Mrs. Dorothy Baker, who was the wife of Dr. T. T. Baker, Amandaville, died the first of last week.   She was about seventy-five years old, and was a woman beloved by the people of the community where her life was spent.   She was a Miss Cole before her marriage and was born and reared in what is known as the Cole Camp neighborhood.   The funeral services were largely attended, everybody being in sympathy with the aged husband, who had devotedly spent his life, now winding to a close, for the companion of his bosom.


KILLING IN RUSSELL COUNTY.

Paul Acree, After Being Tantalized, Shoots and Kills John Gaskin.

Last Monday morning Paul Acree, who lives near Kell's stop, shot and killed John Gaskin.   The circumstances which led up to the killing, as related to us, are about as follows:

The parties were not very friendly, and on Sunday Gaskin met Acree, drew his revolver, Acree being unarmed, and marched the latter in front of him for some distance, saying he would kill him if he looked back.   After so long a time he let Acree go.   Monday morning they again met, Acree, having armed himself, trouble again started and Acree shot and killed Gaskin.   Both men lived in Adair county, but the killing was in Russell.


Death of an Estimable Lady.

In the passing of Mrs. J. Q. Phelps, whose home was at Esto, Russell county lost one or her most estimable women.   The end came last Thursday and in a few minutes after her demise sorrow spread over the entire neighborhood.   She was a good, Christina woman, and her many deeds of kindness will be greatly missed.   She leaves a husband, a prominent and well-to-do farmer and several children.   She has paid the debt that must be met by all the living, but it is a consolation to know that she was ready to meet her God.   She was a victim of pneumonia, and it is said that as many as three hundred persons attended the funeral and burial.   The interment was in the Phelps graveyard, and when the friends withdrew from the tomb her mound was covered with fragrant flowers

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Apr 17, 1918, page 1, column 2, 4, 5, and 6