from The Daily Public Ledger, Maysville, Kentucky – Mason County
Saturday, October 24, 1896
James M. Mitchell
His Death at His Country Home Early This Morning
James M. Mitchell, one of the most honored citizens of Mason County, died at his home near Helena at 7:30 o’clock this morning, in his 75th year. He had been in poor health for some time, but his death was not expected. Born on the farm where he died, his entire life had been spent in this community, and no man was more honored and respected. He was a most successful farmer and able financier, and was President of the banking firm of Wells, Mitchell & Co., afterwards the First National Bank, and of late years of Mitchell, Finch & Co.’s Bank. His loss will be felt most seriously by the entire community. No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral.
The Best Yet
The Men’s Rally at Y.M.C.A. Hall tomorrow Afternoon
Tomorrow afternoon from 3 till 4 o’clock the Men’s Rally will be held in the Association Hall, Masonic Temple, Mr. W. T. Berry, Principal of Third District School, will be the speaker. You have heard from others how charming and helpful are these rallies. If you have never been to one try tomorrow’s and the good you get will strengthen you to combat the many ills of life and petty temptations which arise in your business the coming week. Just look at the good things: An inspiring, hearty song service into which you can enter and thus do your share towards helping others, a piano and violin duet by Mr. Hoeflich and Miss Margaret Duke Watson – “Angel’s Serenade,” violin obligatte, a short talk which will do you good in a business way and perchance tell you something which may make you rich, and last you will be one of a crowd of men gathered from all classes and conditions in life met for a common purpose – to receive benefits which shall raise us to a higher level and give us a better appreciation of the wonderful advantages and opportunities with which we, as a people, are surrounded. The Hall is cheerful and bright, the reading table is full of all kinds of literate, and best of all a cordial greeting and a fraternal spirit are yours to command.
The first quintuple wedding in matrimonial annals of the state is to take place at Liberty Church in McCracken County, December 20th. The contracting parties will be Solen Mason and Miss Fannie Torian; Moss Council and Miss Callie McAllister; Tilla Fristoe and Miss Tommie Wallace; Rube Dossett and Miss Annie Harper; Edgar Griffin and Miss Stella Miller. Rev. Thomas will perform the ceremony, and the brides-to-be are young schoolteachers.
The funeral of the late Mrs. William P. Coons occurred yesterday morning from the residence of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson on West Fourth Street. Rev. W. O. Cochran of the Central Presbyterian Church conducting the services. The burial was largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased, while the floral tributes were exceptionally handsome.