W. E. Gill and Sarah Belle Slaughter Gill Obituaries


W. E. Gill, May 12, 1843 – August 4, 1904.  Sarah B., his wife, March 4, 1847 – February 27, 1940.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, August 11, 1904

Mr. W. E. Gill died at his home in our town Thursday morning of last week. On April 16 last he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis. He was well known throughout the county. He was the son of Major Edward Gill and had spent all his life in this community. He was 61 years of age; had served in the Federal Army during the Civil War, and since a prominent Republican and President of Farmers Bank at Salvisa. He leaves a wife and six children. The remains were interred in Providence Cemetery.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, March 1, 1940

Mrs. Sarah Belle Gill, one of the most venerable and beloved women of the county, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 1940, after a  short illness with pneumonia at her home in Salvisa. Death came on the eve of her 93rd birthday, which would have been Monday, March 4. She was the daughter of Gabriel Slaughter and Lydia Maddox Slaughter, of Mercer county. Her father was a nephew and namesake of Gov. Gabriel Slaughter, who became Chief Executive of Kentucky in 1816. She was a member of the Baptist Church, a splendid woman of strong personality and retained all her faculties to the end in spite of the unusually long years of life. Her husband, W. E. Gill, died Aug. 4, 1904. She is survived by three sons, Gabe, Ed and Will Gill, of Salvisa, and one daughter, Mrs. Jane Gill Harris, of Louisville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her funeral was at 2 p.m. yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Gill, in Salvisa, with the Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, pastor of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, conducting the rites. Burial was at Providence Cemetery, near McAfee. The bearers were Edmund Miller, Lloyd Houchin, W. S. Harmon, Earl Terhune, Oscar Brown and W. H. Keightley.


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