Kentucky Obituaries - Adair County News - Mar 27, 1918

Mr. Wm. Young, who lived at Gadberry, died last Saturday night.   He was an aged man and had been in bad health for some time.   Many friends attended the funeral.

Mrs. Blanche Follis Greer, who lived in Elkhart, Ill., died on the 10th of February.   She was a daughter of Short Follis, who was a native of Columbia.   The deceased had only been married a short time.   She was very popular in Elkhart, her funeral being largely attended.

Sunday morning of last week Miss Stella Kelsey died at the home of her father, Dr. O. M. Kelsey, Elkhorn, Taylor, county.   She was a very popular young lady, and was confined to her room several months before the end came.   Her mother died several years ago, and both her parents went from Glenville, Adair county, to Taylor county about thirty years ago.   The deceased was a memher of the Baptist Church, and her funeral was largely attended.

Not Dead.

It was reported here last week, the news coming from Jamestown and delivered by a traveling man here, that Mr. D. E. (Neighbor) Hatcher, had suddenly died in his home town Glasgow.   As Mr. Hatcher is quite prominent in Barren county, and the home papers failing to mention his death; we take it that the report was a mistake.   This last statement we are glad to make.   The veteran knight of the grip is still moving over his territory selling shoes.


Born and Reared in Columbia, Dies in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The intelligence of the death of Mrs. Ada Schooling, who, in her young days, was known to every body in Columbia, reached here last Friday afternoon, by telegram, to her sister, Mrs. Kinnie Murrell.

The end came at Salt Lake City, where the deceased made her home with one of her married daughters, Mrs. J. M. Silvers.   The particulars of the death, as we write, have not reached here, but a letter received four or five days before the dispatch, stated that she had a deep cold, and the suposition is, that she was a victim of pneumonia.   She would have been sixty-seven years old had she lived, until next September.

Mrs. Schooling was a daughter of H. G. and Eliza Atkins, and was born, reared and educated in this place.   She was a woman of pleasing disposition, strong Christian character, and was a favorite of those who knew her best.

When quite a young woman she was married in this place to Mr. D. J. Schooling, of Marion county, and to them two daughters were born.   She lived to see them both happily married, - Mrs J. M. Silvers, of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Dr. V. G. Logan, of Idaho.   Mrs. Schooling divided her time with her two daughters, who were perfectly devoted to her, and where death brought to them the greatest sorrow that ever came into their lives.   Their father died when they, were quite young.

Much sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Murrell, who was terribly shocked when the death of her only sister reached this place, leaving her the only surviving member of a once large family.

Mrs. Schooling was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and was also a zealous Eastern Star, and was buried with the honors of the Chapter.

May God comfort those who have been so sorely bereft, is the wish of the writer.

Death of a Little Child,

Pauline Arnold, a little daughter of Rev. and Mrs. O. D. Arnold, of this place, died last Monday morning about 2 o'clock, a victim of measles.   She was a bright little girl, nine years old, and her passing was heartrending to the loving parents, and this whole town is in sympathy with them.   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. F. Piercy Monday afternoon and the interment was in the city cemetery.   There were mauy beautiful flowers.   May God comfort the parents in this sad hour.

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Mar 27, 1918, page 1, columns 2, 3, 4 and 6

Died at Merrimac.

Mrs. Susan Pruett, who was the wife of J. W. Pruett and the mother of J. G. Pruett who is one of the firm of Taylor, Pruett & Jarvis, Campbellsville, died at her late home in Merrimac, last Tuesday afternoon.   She was a very estimable lady, one who enjoyed the respect of every body in the neighborhood.   The funeral services were held Wednesday, and were largely attended.   The deceased was about sixty-eight years old, and was sick but short time.

Accidentally Killed in Texas

News has just here of the the shocking death of Job F. Smith, which recently occurred at Honey Grove, Texas.   He was at work in a cotton gin, and was caught by the line shaft or a by belt and was literally torn to pieces.   The deceased was born and reared in this county, three miles out on the Campbellsville pike, and was a grandson of Job Sharp and a nephew of John D. Sharp, who lives at Amandaville.   Mr. Smith was a prominent citizen of Honey Grove, the entire city attending his funeral.

Died in Colorado.

Mr. Charlie Harden, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Harden, who was a soldier, died in Colorado, March 15th.   His remains were brought to this county and laid to rest in the Tabernacle cemetery, March 21st.   He was neatly attired in a sailor uniform of blue, placed in a beautiful coffin.   He was a young man 25 years of age.   He confessed his faith in Christ several years ago. The funeral services were conducted by Eld. Luther Young.   He volunteered last June and joined the navy and served a soldier's life until about two months ago he was taken with tuberculosis.   He leaves father, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn their loss.   There were many sympathizers attended the funeral and burial.

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Mar 27, 1918, page 5, columns 3 and 4