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Tidbits From The Bourbon News – 1900

The Bourbon News, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky

Friday, August 3, 1900


Died, at her residence on Duncan Avenue, in this city, on Thursday morning, August 2nd, Mrs. Mary Brent Owen. The deceased was seventy-three years of age on the day of her death. She was the daughter of Jacob [John] Hutchcraft, formerly of this county, and the widow of Jonathan Owen. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Reese, proprietress of the Reese House at Winchester. Funeral services tomorrow morning at Second Presbyterian Church at 10 o’clock. Services by Dr. E. H. Rutherford and Rev. E. G. B. Mann.

Mr. A. N. Turner, father of Mrs. C. P. Cook, of this city, died suddenly at his home in Fleming County. Mr. and Mrs. Cook attended the funeral at Mt. Carmel on Tuesday.

After a short illness of appendicitis, Mrs. S. Youngkan died Wednesday morning at Ashland. Deceased was the mother of Mr. Albert Youngkan and Mrs. Louis Woolstein, of this city. The latter was visiting in Detroit and was summoned by wire.

John Clark Ridpath, the historian, died in Newport Tuesday night, aged fifty-nine.

Mr. A. M. Alexander, aged 71, a well-known citizen of Lexington, is dead.

Tuesday, August 7, 1900


John Parrish, aged 85, died at Clintonville Friday.

Miss Kate Oldson, aged about 50 years, a highly esteemed lady, died at North Middletown, Thursday morning, of dropsy. She was a daughter of the late Abe Oldson, and cousin of the late Frank Oldson of this city.

Miss Laura Stanley, aged sixteen, daughter of a prominent farmer, near Williamstown, was killed by lightning on last Friday.

Matters Matrimonial

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shears, of Danville, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage Wednesday. They are both in good health and are 70 and 71 respectively. Ten children were born to them, five of whom are living. Mr. Shears is the oldest merchant in Danville.

Mr. George Overman, who made many friends in this city recently, while here with the Harding Riehm Piano Company, was married in Knightstown, Indiana, on August 1st, to Miss Adda L. Newby. They will be at home after August 10th at Carlisle, Kentucky.

Four years ago John C. Sechrist, a large cattle dealer of Crittenden, Grant County, suddenly disappeared, leaving behind an indebtedness of $18,000. He has written from Alaska that he will be at home October 4th, to pay off all debts. A cousin living at Walton has gone to the Klondyke to take charge of Mr. Sechrist’s properties, now valued at a million dollars, while he visits his home.

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