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Horace and Mary Ann Dodds Squifflett – Obituaries


from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, April 17, 1931

Mrs. Mary Ann Squifflet, wife of Mr. Horace Squifflet, died Saturday night after an illness of several weeks, from complications.  She was the daughter of Ison and Almeda Dodds and was born in Boyle County, March 9, 1872.  She made her home in Harrodsburg for many years, where she was held in the highest esteem by every one for her many fine traits of character.  Mrs. Squifflet lived a quiet, industrious, noble life, her kindness of heart prompting her to many good deeds.  Her funeral was at the residence on Beaumont Avenue Monday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. W. E. Arnold, of the Methodist Church and the Rev. J. W. Carpenter, of the United Presbyterian Church.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, Mr. Horace Squifflet, one son, Thomas Squifflet, two grandchildren, Horace and Louise Squifflet; a sister, Mrs. Sue L. Mefford, of Norwood, Ohio; a brother, Thomas Dodds, of Ventura, California; two nieces, Mrs. Carter Sorrell, Harrodsburg and Mrs. Hansford Wilson of Norwood, and one nephew, A. L. Mefford, of New York City.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, January 5, 1934

Funeral services were held Thursday for Horace August Squifflet, 65, retired merchant-tailor, who died about 8 p.m. Tuesday night at the home of his son, Tom Squifflet, North Main Street.  Mr. Squifflet had been in ill health for several months.

Born in Charleroi, Belgium, Mr. Squifflet was the son of August Squifflet who came to America when 15 years old and settled in Danville, where he spent his boyhood.  Moving to California, he later came to Harrodsburg where he lived for the last thirty-nine years.  Services were held at 2 p.m. at the home of his son, with Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, pastor of the Christian Church, officiating, Rev. Mr. Bowen was assisted by Dr. John W. Carpenter, pastor of the Presbyterian Church.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Besides his son, Mr. Squifflet is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Victor Delbrook, Santa Barbara, California, and Mrs. William Bastan, Pismo Beach, California, and two half-sisters, Mrs. W. T. Dodds, Ventura, California, and Mrs. Julia Miller, Sacramento, California.  Also surviving are two grandchildren, Horace Squifflet, Jr., and Mary Louise Squifflet, and a niece, Mrs. Carter Sorrell, all of Harrodsburg.


Horace A. Squifflet 1868 – 1934 – Mary Ann Squifflet 1872 – 1931

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