from The Bourbon News, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky
March 14, 1919
Agnes Lee Clough
Agnes Lee Clough, six-month old daughter of William and Drusie Hudnall Clough, died Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock at the home of her parents in East Paris, after a short illness. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, with services conducted at the grave by Rev. G. R. Combs, pastor of the Paris Methodist Church.
Mrs. Nannie Mathers
The funeral of Mrs. C. W. Mathers, aged about seventy-one, wife of Dr. C. W. Mathers, who died at the family home near Millersburg, Monday, was held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock at the residence, with services conducted by Rev. W. W. Morton. The interment followed in the Millersburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Mathers had been in declining health for some time, and on last Sunday morning was stricken with paralysis, from the effects of which she was unable to rally, never regaining consciousness. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orr of Nicholas County, and the last surviving member of her family. She was born in the same home in which she died near Millersburg. She was married to Dr. Mathers in October, 1879. In early life she united with the Presbyterian Church, of which she had since been a faithful and devout member. She is survived by her husband.
In the Millersburg Section:
Mrs. G. W. Mathers, aged about seventy, died Monday at 3:20 p.m., after a lingering illness, of a complication of diseases. She had been in failing health for the past two years, and for some time the family and friends have realized that her case was hopeless. All was done for her that medical aid could do, she having been under the care at times of specialists, and spending a good part of the time in hospitals. Her condition, however, was not thought to be immediately critical. Sunday morning about ten o’clock, she was out in the yard. Sunday afternoon she grew worse, and continued so until the end. She was formerly Miss Nannie Orr, a native of Nicholas County, her entire life having been spent near the home of her birth. When a young woman she was united in marriage to Dr. Charles W. Mathers, and resided for a time in the home of her birth near Headquarters. Later Dr. Mathers purchased the farm of Mr. J. K. Judy, where they have since resided. She was one of a family of three, one brother, and one sister, Mrs. W. M. Layson, having preceded her to the grave. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church, and a liberal contributor all its causes. Until the last two years her church life was active. The interment took place Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., after a short service at the grave by her pastor, Rev. W. W. Morton.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Mathers is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Joe Penn Redmon and Mrs. James Caldwell, and one nephew, Charles Layson, all of Bourbon County. The pall-bearers at the funeral were John McDaniel, William Ross, Charles Martin, Oscar M. Johnson, James Butler and David Clarke. Among those from out-of-town in attendance at the funeral and burial were: W. J. Kennedy, Harry Kennedy, Will Ross, Dr. George Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Young, Mrs. Edith Young, and Mrs. Byrd Hillock, of Carlisle; Dr. Harry Mathers, Mrs. Napier, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Judy and Mr. and Mrs. James Caldwell, of Paris.
Mr. William A. Cook
Mr. William A. Cook, an old and well-known citizen of Cynthiana, known favorably to most of the older residents of Paris, died recently at his winter home at Punta Gorda, Florida, where he had been spending the col months each year for a long time. The body was brought to Cynthiana, where the funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at two o’clock, with services conducted by Rev. Carey F. Moore. The interment followed in Battle Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Cook was for many years engaged in the distilling business and later went to farming. Returning to Cynthiana, he became interested in the hardware business under the firm name of Cook & Ingels. He sold out his interest to his partner, Mr. W. H. Ingels, and spent most of his time again in farming. He was married three times, his first wife being Miss Annie Farrell, of Covington. By this union they had two sons, Will and Albert, both of whom were students at one time in the old Paris Public School, Mr. and Mrs. Cook resident here at that time. Mr. Cook’s second wife was Mrs. Fannie Day. His third wife was Mrs. Georgia Reid, of Harrison County, who survives, also one sister, Mrs. Annie Wilson, of Lexington.
Marriage licenses were issued Wednesday from the office of County Clerk Pearce Paton to Fred D. Bennett and Rose B. Adams, and Reynold Buckler and Delia Parker. The latter couple were married at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. R. C. Goldsmith, at Ninth and High Streets.
Mr. Charles O. Martin and Miss Annie Moreland, both of Paris, went to Cincinnati, Wednesday, where they secured marriage license, and were married. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carter N. Martin, of Paris, and is associated with his father in the management of the Pastime billiard and pool room, on Main Street, between Eighth and Ninth Streets. The bride is a daughter of Mr. Leonard Moreland, residing on Second Street. Mr. and Mrs. Martin, after a short honeymoon trip, will return to Paris to reside.
An announcement of more than local interest was made yesterday when news was given out of the engagement of Miss Martha Hume Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Volney Ferguson, of near Paris, to Dr. Charles Miles McKinley, of the United States Army Medical Corps. The wedding will take place in the early spring.
The bride-to-be is one of the most charming and fascinating of the younger society set of the county, a young woman possessed of more than ordinary physical charms and whose winsome ways have endeared her to a host of friends and acquaintances throughout the Bluegrass section. She is a member of the Delta Delta fraternity at Hamilton College, in Lexington, where she was a student for several terms. Dr. McKinley has but lately returned from overseas, where he was stationed in the service with the American Expeditionary Forces as a member of the Medical Corps.