Henry C. and Sarah Knight Bohon Obituaries

IMG_0694 1H. C. Bohon, 1845-1897.  Sallie K. Bohon, 1846-1931.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

IMG_0697from The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

Saturday, June 5, 1897

Again our community mourns the loss of a most valued citizen. Grief universal was manifested here, Thursday afternoon, when it was known that Mr. Henry C. Bohon had suddenly died of heart disease at his late home on Cane Run street. Just before the clock struck five, his brother, Mr. George Bohon, was standing in the front door of his business house conversing with an old friend and neighbor, and expressed great concern for his brother, saying he would not be surprised at his death occurring at any moment, and as the clock struck five the telephone brought him the sad tidings that his brother was dead. For thirteen years he had been the faithful and efficient cashier of the First National Bank, and was daily at his post of duty, unless unavoidably absent on business or prevented by sickness. He was at the bank Thursday, and before going home had one of our physicians to examine him for heart disease, and when assured that he was not afflicted by that malady seemed cheerful, and told several friends that he felt much better. Soon after his arrival at home, while in the room in company with his wife, and daughter, Miss Nola, and Mrs Crit. Davis, he became ill, and in a short time expired. He was the third son of William F. and Verlinda Hutchinson Bohon, and was born in Monticello, Wayne County, March 20, 1845. When twelve years old his father removed to Harrodsburg, and ever since he had made this place his home. He was educated in Kentucky University, then located here, and when nineteen embarked in dry goods business with his father. In 1873 he formed a partnership with Mr. Smith Hansford, and for more than ten years the firm conducted a prosperous business. In 1885, when elected cashier of the First National Bank, he sold out his interest in the firm of Bohon & Hansford to Messrs. W. T. Curry and T. E. James. Before he reached his majority, he gave his heart to God and united with the Christian church, and was ever a zealous and active member. He was a strong advocate of the Sunday school, and few have done as much as he for this great auxiliary of the church. For ten years he was President of the Kentucky Sunday School Union, and for fifteen years Superintendent of the Sunday-school of his own church.

He was married to Miss Sarah Knight, of Jessamine County, and the wife and four daughters and one son survive him-Mrs. Mary Haydon, Misses Annie Bell, Nola and Nannie, and H. C. Bohon, Jr. This sadly bereaved family have deepest sympathy, not only of their relatives and intimate friends, but of the entire community. His death is a loss to the community and to the church as well as to his family.

The funeral will be conducted this morning at 10 o’clock at the Christian Church by the pastor, Dr. C. K. Marshall, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which deceased was an honored member, taking part. The interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The brothers of deceased away from the city –Dr. Tom Bohon, of Lincoln county; Mr. William Bohon, of Danville; Mr. Rane Bohon, of Decatur, Ill., -were telegraphed to and are here to attend the obsequies and mingle their tears with those who mourn.

IMG_0698from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, January 16, 1931

Mrs. Sallie Knight Bohon, aged 84 years, passed peacefully into rest Sunday afternoon just as the dusk began to fall. For several years, time has been taking its toll of her vitality, but for some weeks the final breakdown has been drawing her life to its close. She was the daughter of Grant and Nancy Lowry Knight, of Jessamine County, prominent and wealthy citizens of their day and after her marriage to the late Henry C. Bohon, Sr., she has lived continuously in this community. Her entire life has been spent in unselfish devotion to her family, and to her church as long a strength was given her for active service. A sweet and gentle nature, content with the circle of those she loved most and her close friends, she did not reach beyond these for interest, but gave herself freely and she was loved and respected in return. She was the last of a large family of brothers and sisters. Her husband died more than twenty years ago and she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Stephenson Haydon, Miss Anna Belle Bohon, Mr. H. C. Bohon, all of Harrodsburg; Mrs. Albert H. McClure, Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Owen R. Mann, of Louisville; also two half brothers, Mr. G. C. Knight, and Mr. Dixie Knight, both of Nicholasville. a number of grandchildren are also left.

Her funeral was held at the residence on College Street Tuesday morning, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, of the Christian church. Burial was in the family lot in Spring Hill Cemetery. Those from out of town who were here to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Mann, Miss Frances Mann, O. R. Mann, Jr., Henry Beverly Mann, Mr. and Mrs. George Bohon, William Bohon, Miss Lizzie Hudson, of Louisville; R. K. McClure and daughter, Mrs. McDaniel, of Frankfort; Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Knight, G. L. Knight, William Knight, Nicholasville; Mr. John Mizner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Land, and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Land, Mrs. Minnie Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith, Messrs. Blackburn Knight, Clinton Knight, Joseph Knight, and Tom Knight, all of Lexington.


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