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Obituaries and Death Notices in Clark County, KY

Hon. Chilton Allan

Winchester, Ky., Sept. 3, ae. 73. He was a native of Winchester Co., Va., removing to Kentucky in 1786. He was elected to the State Assembly in 1811, and continued in one or the other branch of the legislature till 1830. From the latter year until 1837, when he declined further service, he was a representative in Congress. In 1837-8, he was president of the State Board of Internal Improvement. In 1842, in the financial crisis, he served another term in the legislature, but refused all subsequent political honors. Mr. Allan was a fine specimen of a self-made man. Removing to Kentucky when a mere lad, he for many years worked at his trade, that of a wheelwright; and when the hours of toil were over, spent the evening in patient study, that he might give himself that education to which no friend had assisted him. After a time he became a teacher in the public schools, and while yet a young man began the successful practice of law, proving that his self-instruction had been patient and faithful. His official course was ever marked with prudence, faithfulness, and a considerable degree of conservatism; the latter quality was of especial value to the councils of a new state surrounded by communities disposed to innovation and rash political experiments. His death was felt to be a great public loss. [Source Citation: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim M.]

Rev. T. S. Allen
Burkeville, Newton Co, Tex., Dec 12 – Rev. T. S. Allen, aged 91 years, 8 months and 3 days, died at his home in Jasper, Tex., at 10 o’clock Monday morning, and was buried at 4 o’clock Tuesday evening at this place by the masonic fraternity.  Mr. Allen was born in Clark County, Kentucky, April 6, 1816; moved to the state of Missouri when about 10 years old; was married to Miss Malinda Batterlon March 10, 1836; joined the Missionary Baptist Church in 1836, and commenced his ministerial labors in 1837; moved to Texas and to Burleson County in 1864, where he spent about one year;  in 1865 he moved to Robertson County, where he remained until about 1887, when he moved to Newton County and located in the town of Burkeville.  In 1891 or 1892 he moved to the town of Jasper, where he lived until his death.  He was an ardent worker in the church of which he was an ardent worker in the church of which he was a member, claiming to have baptized during this time 1,883 persons.  Mr. Allen was the father of 11 children, 4 sons and 7 daughters, and of this number all are dead except four.  The living are A.P. W. Allen of Huntsville, Tex., Mrs. Sue miller and Miss Eliza Allen of Jasper, Tex., and Mrs. L.D. Cox of Hill County, Texas.  At the time of Rev. Allen’s death he had 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  His wife died 16 years ago.
[December 14, 1907, Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX); Pg: 7; Submitted by KT]

George B. Attersall
Captain In Reserve Corps Passes To Rest At Sister’s Home, Burial Wednesday
Captain George B. Attersall, 53 years old, died Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. F.R. Gordon, 15 Calloway Street, following an illness of several years. He was born and reared in Winchester. When 21 years of age Captain Attersall moved to Texas where he held a position with the I.G.N. Railroad 17 years. During the World War he served under Colonel Joyce in the nitrate division of the ordinance department, Washington D.C. In 1925, after eight years of service he resigned on account of ill health and returned to Winchester. At the time of his death he was a Captain in the reserve corps. Captain Attersall was a member of a prominent family, the son of the late W.A. and Charlotte Attersall. Surviving him are three sisters, Mrs. Gordon, Miss Charlotte Attersall and Miss Mary Attersall, and a brother C.F. Attersall, all of Winchester. Funeral services will be held at the grave in the Winchester Cemetery Wednesday Afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. O.F. Herring, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. O. B. Crockett pastor of the First Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be Dr. J.W. Stapleton, R.S. Mastin, Maurice Stroud, W.G. Lawrence, W.A. Lanter and Edgar J. Teed. The family request no flowers.
[The Winchester Sun Tuesday July 21, 1931; Contributed by: Barbara Ziegenmeyer]

Ida Mae Attersall
Death Comes To Mrs. C.F. Attersall
Mrs. Ida Mae Wood Attersall, widow of Charles F. Attersall, died at 1 pm Wednesday at her home, 443 South Maple Street, following a long illness. Mrs. Attersall was born in Bourbon County, and was a daughter of the late James Edward and Mary Elizabeth Grinstead Wood. She was a member of the First Methodist church. Her husband died about one year ago. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. C.B. Finnell, Winchester, and Mrs. W.B. Pell, Jr. Louisville; two nieces, Mrs. Berry C. Mueller, Chattanooga, Tenn. and Mrs. D.T. Hammerslay, Washington D.C., three grandnieces and one grand nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 pm Thursday at the grave in the Winchester Cemetery by the Rev. E.M. Fossett, pastor of the first Methodist Church. Active pallbearers will be Gerald Robinson, Wallace Woods, Earl Cantler, Gilbert Baber, Marcus Redwine, and Dr. Guerrant; honorary, George E. Tomlinson, C.A. Carrithers, Dr. J. E. Baucom and B.R. Jouett. The body will be taken from the Edington Funeral Home at the residence tonight.
(The Winchester Sun July 2, 1947; Contributed by: Barbara Ziegenmeyer]

Lottie Attersall
Funeral Services Held at Cemetery for Miss Attersall
Funeral Services for Miss Lottie Attersall, were conducted on Monday morning at ten o’clock at the grave in the Winchester Cemetery by Dr. Will B. Campbell, pastor of the first Methodist Church. Casketbearers were W.P. Gordon, James W. Scott, C.A. Carrithers, John D. Duvall, Dr. J.W. Stapleton and James S. Winn. Miss Attersall died at six o’clock Saturday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. F.R. Gordon, after an illness of a month. A daughter of the late W.A. and Charlotte Attersall, she was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gordon and Miss Mary Attersall, and a brother C.F. Attersall, Winchester.
(The Winchester Sun Monday Jan. 20, 1941; Contributed by: Barbara Ziegenmeyer

Charles F. Attersall
Rites Held For C.F. Attersall
Funeral services for Charles F. Attersall, 77, who died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at his home, 443 South Maple Street, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the grave in the Winchester Cemetery by the Rev. E.M. Fossett, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Gilbert Baber, George E. Tomlinson, Gerald Robinson, Marcus Redwine, Walter Lawrence, B.R. Jouett, Leland Haggard and Walter Bean. Mr. Attersall was formerly superintendent of the Winchester Water Works, having served in that capacity for 48 years until his retirement in 1945. He was the son of the late W.A. and Charlotte Boro Attersall, and was a member of the first Methodist Church. He was a past president of the Winchester Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Ida M. Wood Attersall and a sister, Miss Mary Attersall both of Winchester.
[The Winchester Sun Feb. 11, 1946; Contributed by: Barbara Ziegenmeyer]

William A. Attersall
One of Winchester’s Most Honored and Best Known Citizens Passes To His Final Rest
William A. Attersall died Sunday night at his home in South Park in the sixty-eighth year of his age. Nearly a year ago he was seized with grip, which was followed shortly after by another attack of the same malady. His general state of health being at a low ebb, he was unable to throw off the effects of the grip which developed into tuberculosis and ended his life. He was an native of Whitechapel, England, and when a lad of twelve he came to America with his father’s family. They stopped a short time in Cleveland, Ohio, and again in Paris Kentucky, when the family moved here and located permanently. He engaged in carriage making and dealt in that line of business until he retired a few years later. When the Civil War broke out he joined the Federal Army and at the close was a Lieutenant in the 20th Kentucky Federal Infantry. His comrades always spoke in high terms of his conduct as a soldier and his command participated in some of the bloodiest battles of that great conflict. In 1865 he married Miss Charlotte Boro of Louisville, who survives him with five children, Charles, Mrs. Frank Gordon, Misses Mary and Charolette Attersall, of this city, and Geo. B. Attersall, of Texas. Mr. Attersall was always much interested in municipal affairs and for a number of years served as councilman, and was later elected Mayor, a position he was forced to resign on account of ill health. His most enduring monument is the Winchester Fire Department, of which he was chief for a long time and which he brought to such a state of proficiency that is everywhere regarded as the best volunteer organization in the State. The deceased was a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow and at one time was in line for the Grand Mastership of the latter order, but his modesty caused him to step aside and not grasp the honors coveted by so many. In religious belief he was an Episcopalian and the services will be conducted by Archdeacon F.B. Wentworth and Rev. O.J. Chandler and the remains will be buried in the Winchester Cemetery. Arrangements for the funeral have not been fixed, awaiting the arrival of his son George, from Texas, who will get here today. The Democrat joins a host of friends  in sympathy with the surviving family.
[Winchester Democrat Dec 1908; Contributed by: Barbara Ziegenmeyer]

Lucinda Campbell
Mrs. Lucinda Campbell Is A Victim Of Typhoid Fever At Age Of 51
Mrs. Lucinda Campbell, wife of Mr. John Campbell of this city died at her home Monday morning of typhoid fever. She was fifty one years of age and is survived by her husband and several children. The funeral services will be held at the grave in the Winchester Cemetery Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Nelson, pastor of the Mt. Abbott Methodist Church, officiating.
[Lexington Herald – Feb. 4, 1913; contributed by: Barb Z]

Mrs. B.F. Curtis
Mrs. B.F. Curtis of Clark County Dead
Wife of Cashier of a Bank at Winchester Expires at Advanced Age
WINCHESTER, Ky, Feb 3- After a year of illness the life of Mrs. B.F. Curtis came to an end early Monday morning. Mrs. Curtis was the wife of B.F. Curtis, cashier of the Clark County National Bank, and was beloved by all who knew her. She was 72 years old and most of her life had been spent as a worker in the First Methodist Church. During her illness, which became serious about two weeks ago, her sister, Mrs. Evans, wife of County Judge J.H, Evans remained with her and at the time of her death, her brother, Mr. Watson Gay, or this city, also was at her bedside. Robert Gay, another brother, of Mt. Sterling, also survives her. Mrs. Curtis was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dunlap. She was born and reared in this county. She was married to Mr. Curtis in December 1866. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev J,H, Young, assisted by Rev. Leonidas Robinson and Rev. O.J. Chandler, officiating. The active pallbearers will be Messrs E.F. Canter, C.F. Attersall, George E. Tomlinson, George Hon, Dr. J.E. Baucum, R.O. Fitch. The honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Nannie H. Dudley, Mrs. E.O Dudley, Mrs. C.F. Attersall, Mrs. George E. Tomplinson, Mrs, George Hon, Mrs. E..F. Canter, Mrs. L.A. Shirley, Mrs. R.O. Fitch.
[Lexington Herald – Feb. 4, 1913; contributed by: Barb Z.]

Samuel Hanson
Death of Samuel Hanson
Samuel Hanson, a distinguished citizen of Clark county, Kentucky, died at Winchester last Saturday.
[The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday, February 18, 1858; Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Mr. James B. Headley
Relatives in Lexington of Mr. James B. Headley, 80 yrs. old, of Pine Grove, Clark Co. received word by telephone Wed of Mr. Headley’s death at his home about noon. His death was due to a fall the past Winter. A number of years ago Mr. Headley lived in Lexington. He was related to the well known Central KY. Headley family. His wife died several years ago, and he is survived by 1 daughter, Miss Julia Headley. The funeral services will be held at the grave in the Lexington Cem, today at noon.
Lexington Herald, April 4, 1912 pg 5 Transcribed by Friends of Free Genealogy

Morgan Lee Morton
Morton Funeral Today.
The body of Morgan Lee Morton, who died Sunday at Ford, will be buried in the Winchester cemetery on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The young man had been ill for about six weeks of typhoid fever, followed by an attack of pneumonia. He had been carrying a life insurance policy for $1,000 only a few months.
[Lexington Herald 4/4/1908; contributed by: Barb Z.]

Agnes E. Perry
A message was received here today announcing the death of Mrs. Agnes Ellen Perry of Anderson County. She had been ill for some time of complications following an attack of appendicitis. Mr. Perry was the wife of Mr.  Salathiel Perry of Col. R. R.  Perry. of this city. She was also a  cousin of Colonel Perry. Her oldest son,  Claude C. Perry,  taught in Clark County for several terms.
[Lexington Herald, December 3, 1912 – Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Nancy Shanks

Mrs. Nancy Shanks, age 95 years and six months, died at the home of her son-in-law, Joseph A. Symns, 714 North Fourth street, at 1:30 this morning of old age and general debility. She was Atchison’s oldest citizen, one of the early settlers at Doniphan and a woman who was admired and beloved by all who knew her. Being possessed of a keen, active mind and a retentative memory, which remained with her to the very last, Mrs. Shanks’ stories of her own life and those which her father told her, were as interesting as any novel. In 1801, at the age of 25, her father, Mitchell Byrd, moved from Greenbriar county, Va., to Clark county, Ky., then a wild frontier. There he married and there Mrs. Shanks was born.
No market being near him, Mitchell Byrd loaded his tobacco, hemp and bacon on flat boats and took them down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, and, after disposing of his produce, would buy a pony and return home, carrying his money with him. In spite of the wildness of the country he traversed on the homeward journey, Mr. Byrd was never molested. His last trip was made on the first steamboat to come up the Mississippi. This was about 1818. He brought with him a barrel of New Orleans sugar, the first in this section of the country. Mr. Byrd called in his neighbors, knocked in the head of the barrel and they scooped out the sugar with their hands and ate it eagerly. When Nancy Byrd was 22 years of age she was married to Francis Asbury Shanks, who died at Doniphan fifteen years ago. They went to housekeeping near Winchester, Ky., where their eight children were born.
In 1856 they left Kentucky and traveled by boat to St. Joe, where they remained a year and then moved across to Doniphan, then a prosperous and promising town. There she lived until she was 80 years of age, then she went to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Symns. Mrs. Shanks owned the first cook stove in Doniphan. It cost $30 and was quite a curiosity. She used to tell how she burned up the first biscuits she tried to bake in it.
Mrs. Shanks came to Atchison four years ago where her remarkable activity and her kindly disposition made her very popular in the neighborhood. For eight months she was bedfast but during all that time she retained an active interest in not only the affairs of her home but of the city and county.
Old timers in Doniphan hold Mrs. Shanks in tender memory. She came to them in their sickness and sorrow; she never was too tired, ill, or busy with her own cares, to assist when a new baby came; to help nurse the sick, and to lay out the dead.
She is survived by four children: Mrs. M. N. Tiffany and Miss Sarah Shanks, of Atchison; W. B. Shanks, of Frederick, Okla, and F. A. Shanks, of Montana.
Funeral services will be held at the Symns home at 9 o’clock to-morrow morning, the Rev. Z. E. Bates officiating, and the body will be taken to the Doniphan cemetery for burial, at 10 o’clock.
[The Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, Kansas) 31 Oct 1910, Mon Page 5]

Harriett Todd
Body Brought From Richmond and Laid to Rest in Winchester Cemetery
WINCHESTER, Ky, Feb. 8 – The body of Mrs. Harriett Todd, who died Sunday in Richmond, was brought here this afternoon, and was taken Immediately to the Winchester cemetery.
Short and Impressive services were held at the grave by the Rev. M. P. Lowry. Mrs. Todd’s first husband was Marlon Lowry, and they lived here for many years. She later married George Todd and survived him by several years. The following children are living: Charles, Clark and Hubert Lowry and Mrs. Mamie Reed. [Lexington Herald 4/4/1908; contributed by: Barb Z.]

Jasper Wilcox
Winchester, Ky., April 21. – Jasper Wilcox died at his home near Hunt Thursday morning.  He is survived by six children.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. T.C. Ecton, assisted by A.C. Rose.  Burial will be in Thomas graveyard.  Pallbearers will be Howard Gilbert, Sam Gilbert, Robert Parker, F.A. Ecton, Audley Haggard, and James Hammond.
[Lexington Herald April 22, 1921; Submitted by Jeni Nichols Mitchell]