Kentucky Obituaries - Adair County News - Jan 23, 1918


Victim of Pneumonia.

Carnie Gilliam, a little son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewit Melson, who live in the Hancock rooming house, this place, died last Friday night, a victim of pneumonia, aged seven years last November.   He was sick but a few days, several doctors in attendance.

The remains were conveyed to, Crocus, for interment.

The parents of the deceased have resided in Columbia but a very short time.   They should look to God forcomfort in the loss of their boy.


Death of a Native of Columbia.

A message received here last Monday announced the death of Mrs. Nettie Chandler, who was the beloved wife of Mr. Tyler Y. Chandler, Hillsboro, Texas.   The deceased was a daughter of I. C. and Matilda Winfrey, and she was born aud reared in this place, she and her husband having married when they were quite young.   About eight years after their union they removed to Hillsboro, Texas, where they have resided continuously until this death.   As a girl, Mrs. Chandler had a popular turn, and was quite a favorite in Columbia.   The intelligence of her demise was a sad message to many relatives and friends, and the whole of this town is in sympathy with the surviving husband and her children, two boys and a daughter.

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Jan 23, 1918, page 1, column 3


Partly Reared Here.

Nat Gaither, who was a son of Dr. Nicholas Gaither, and who wss partly reared and educated in Columbia, died at the age of 73 years, at his home, in Bopkinsville, Wednesday, the 16th inst.   While in Columbia he lived with his grandfather, Dr. Nathan Gaither, who resided in a dwelling on the premises where Judge W. W. Jones now lives.   The old Gaither homestead here was burned more than thirty years ago.

At the time of his death he was President of the Bank of Hopkinsville.   He served in the Confederate army and was near General Hanson when the latter received his death wound.   Later he was with Gen. Morgan, and was captured in the Ohio raid and was sent to Camp Case.   He escaped that prison by bribing the guards.   In 1866 he went to Hopkinsville and commenced practicing law.   A few years later he was elected Circuit Court Clerk of Christian county, holding that position for twelve years.   He was a very lovable man, honored and respected by all who knew him.

He was twice married.   In 1869 he was united to a daughter of Gen. Felix Zollicoffer.   She died in 1871, leaving one son.   Two years later he was again married, and by this marriage four children survive him, two sons and two daughters.   His son, Felix, by his first wife, is a merchant in Fort Worth, Texas.

All the older people of this place kindly remember Nat Gaither and will be sorry to learn of his death.


The Passing of Little Ol McClister.

After an illness of more than one year, Little Ol McClister, who had a wide acquaintance in Adair county, succumbed to the inevitable and peacefully met his God.   He was a victim of Bright's disease, and was confined to his home for seven or eight months, though afflicted some months longer.   In health, he was a very jovial man, and his even temper won him many friends.   When the end came he was sixty-seven years old.   The funeral services were held on Thursday, many friends being present.

Besides his wife, he leaves seven children, three daugnters, all married, and four sons, all grown.   May a merciful God comfort the widow and sorrowing children in this the greatest bereavement that has come into their lives, is the wish of the Adair County News.   The writer knew the deceased from boyhood.   He invariably met you with a smile, and had no evil words to say of any man, a well wisher for his neighbors and unboundedlove for his companion and sons and daughters.   Peace to his memory for it can be truthfully said that he refrained from doing harm, and endeavored to do all the good he could.

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Jan 23, 1918, page 1, column 6


Senator James H. Brady, of Idaho died in Washington.   He was once Governor of his state, and was serving his second term in the Senate.

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Jan 23, 1918, page 2, column 6


Survivers of the Civil War.

The following persons, now living in Adair county, served in Capt. John R. Curr?? Company, 13th Kentucky Cavarly, during the civil war.   They are all the survivors of said company now living in this county.   The list was made out by Will Dohoney, who is authority on the records of Soldiers.

W. F. Squires, J. H. Pendleton, H. T. Smith. G W. Curry, Duke Grider, Jas Firquin, H. B. Ingram, Zach Beard, Bartlett Hood.

In Sam McKee's Company. - There are yet living in Adair Jas. H. Smith, Dave Rice, Clem Banks, Marcus Ellis, Achiltis Coomer, Jo Akin, Henry Rodgers, Nathan Moore.

Capt. Jeter's Company. - Survivors yet living in Adair are Wayne Caffee, W. E. Hancock, W. L. Brockman.

Capt. O. B. Patteson Company. - There are yet living in Adair, Josh Butler, W. H. Conover, J. K. P. Conover.

Capt. Wells Company. - The survivors in Adair are Milt Wolford, Arch Bailey, Gum Perryman.

Capt. Woodruffs Company. - yet living here are G. A. Kemp, Lewis Moore, J. G. Moore, T. G. Coffey, Peter Compton.


Bob Hurley, of Hazel Patch, shot and killed Deputy Sheriff R. B. Eversole because the latter levied on some of his property.   Hurley made his escape and is still at large.


Judge Charles W. Claggett, one of the most prominent Democrats of Grayson county, died of Bright's disease.

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Jan 23, 1918, page 7, columns 1