L. C. and Elizabeth Pinkston Obituaries

IMG_7180L. C. Pinkston, born August 27, 1838, died January 15, 1921.  Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, January 21, 1921

Mr. L. C. Pinkston, one of the most popular and best known gentlemen of Bohon, passed away Saturday, January 15, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. R. Teater. He was a high class gentleman in every respect, a good neighbor and a generous and true friend, and he will be sadly missed in the community where he lived. He possessed a strong will and battled bravely with the disease, but in vain. The funeral was held Sunday morning at Bethel Baptist church, where he was a devoted member, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Talbott, of Louisville, and the burial was in the Bethel cemetery. Five children survive him, Mrs. S. R. Teater, Mrs. J. L. Lay, Messrs. Price, Thomas and Burdette Pinkston, and also two brothers, J. W. Pinkston, of Rochelle, Ill., and Eleran Pinkston, of Willisburg. He leaves 35 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.

IMG_7181Elizabeth, wife of L. C. Pinkston, born August 17, 1840, died June 24, 1898.  Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Saturday, February 5, 1898

Monday, the 24th ult., the spirit of Mrs. L. C. Pinkston passed to its eternal reward. She was a victim of typhoid fever. Some weeks ago, her son, Mr. Sam W. Pinkston, died of typhoid fever and in ministering to him, as only a mother can, in his last illness it is thought she contracted the dread disease. Her remains were interred in Bethel burying ground, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Wills, of Harrodsburg. She leaves a husband and six children – all of whom are grown – to mourn her loss.

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