Silas Lillard Obituary

Thought it interesting that Mr. Silas and his brother John were born in Danville, Boyle County, then moved to Breckinridge County.  There are Lillard’s buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, and I’m sure there are Lillard’s buried at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville.

img_3578Silas Lillard, 1832-1913.  Cloverport Cemetery, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

from The Breckinridge News, Cloverport, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 2, 1913

Last of the Lillard Name Gone

Silas Lillard Dies At His Home At Skillman – Funeral and Burial Takes Place Here – The Rev. Mr. Stout Conducts Services.

Eighty-One Years Old

The funeral of Mr. Silas Lillard was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank English in this city Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock.  The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. W. W. Stout of Hawesville, and the interment took place in the Cloverport Cemetery.

Mr. Lillard died at his country home at Skillman Wednesday.  His death was not unexpected on account of his advanced age and his failing health.  For six months or a year he had been very weak, often falling while walking in the house or yard.  These falls were very trying on him and kept the family in a state of constant anxiety.  During his illness he was very patient and it seemed to bring out all the kindness of his heart, instead of making him hard to care for and to nurse through the long hours of his old age.

Mr. Lillard was eighty-one years old January 27 and was born in Danville, Kentucky.  He came to Cloverport when a boy.  He engaged in the tobacco business with his brother, the late Mr. John Lillard, both then succeeded and accumulated comfortable means.  Mr. Lillard’s farm and property in this city is left to his niece, Mrs. English.  She and her daughter are the only ones of his immediate family left.  He was unmarried.

Mr. Lillard was a great lover of hunting and this was his pastime in life.  In his younger years he hunted a great deal and one time went on a big hunt in Arkansas.  In the party were Messrs. David Oglesby, Richard Witt and James Stephens.  Mr. Lillard talked of these old times very frequently, but more serious talks during the last two years were about his preparation for the last pilgrimage and it was pleasing for the Rev. Mr. Cottrel to be with him on these occasions.

Miss Laura Murphy and Mrs. John Lillard came from Skillman to attend the funeral.

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