Ebenezer Magoffin Obituary


from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, May 22, 196

Ebenezer Magoffin, 83 years old, died in a hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sunday, May 24, 1936, at 8 a.m., death being from the effects of a fall he received about a month ago at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Austin, and Dr. Austin, where he had been residing.  No bones were broken in the fall, but he succumbed from the shock owning to his advanced years.

Mr. Magoffin, born and reared in Harrodsburg where he was an honored and popular citizen most of his life, was the son of Governor Beriah Magoffin, executive of Kentucky during the War Between the States, and was the great-grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky.  He received an appointment in the State Auditor’s department in Frankfort which he held for 22 years.  After Mrs. Magoffin’s death three years ago he left Frankfort to reside with his daughter in Knoxville.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Austin, Knoxville, and a son, B. Magoffin, of Columbia, South Carolina.

The funeral was at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the United Presbyterian Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. John W. Carpenter, assisted by Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, pastor of the Christian Church.  Burial in the family lot in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Magoffin was the last surviving child of Governor Beriah Magoffin and Ann Shelby Magoffin.  With the flowers on his casket were three small confederate flags sent by the U. D. C. of Knoxville, and the two daughters of General Felix Zollicoffer, of Civil War fame, Mrs. R. H. Sanson, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Felician Metcalf, of Fayetteville, Tennessee.  Other friends of the family who were here to attend the funeral were:  Mrs. John A. Huguely, Danville; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Elliott, Lexington; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Shackleford, Frankfort; Miss Stella Rupley, Stanford; Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Brown, Lexington.

Active bearers, E. H. Davis, Douglass Curry, H. T. Soaper, Glave Vivion, T. Curry Dedman, D. J. Curry.

Honorary, Chenault Huguely, Danville; Charles I. Brown, Lexington; James T. Cooke, R. P. Curry, Clell Coleman, R. E. Goddard, D. M. Hutton, J. D. Parrish, T. M. Farnsworth, Charles Pearson, C. T. Wilkerson, Judge Ben C. Allin, Henry c. Wood, James P. Spilman, col. John M. Moberley, Dr. C. D. Tucker, W. W. Ensminger, Dr. J. Tom Price, N. L. Curry, Lafon Riker, L. C. Riker, J. T. Ingram, Brack Bonta, Grant Vivion, George Chinn, Spencer Smith, Fletcher Chelf, Dr. J. B. Robards, Dr. Hunter Coleman.

Ebenezer Magoffin, October 3, 1851 – May 24, 1936

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