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Marriages and Funerals from the 1911 News-Leader

from The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, October 12, 1911


Mr. James Cokendolpher died at his home near Chaplin Thursday of heart trouble.  He was born September 5, 1845, in Nelson County.  When the Civil War broke out he enlisted under General John H. Morgan and served with credit during the war.  Burial services were conducted at Chaplin Friday by Rev. E. L. Griffey.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Misses Bettie and Jennie Cokendolpher of Chaplin and Mrs. W. F. Grigsby of this place.


Mr. Harrison Steele died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cyrus Johnson, near Harrodsburg last Monday of infirmities incident to old age, being 91 years of age.  Mr. Steele moved to this county in 1866 and lived here until shortly after the death of his wife which occurred at Nashville three years ago, when he moved to Mercer County.  He was a useful and upright citizen and highly respected.

Funeral services were conducted at Willisburg, Tuesday, by Rev. J. A. Simms.  He is survived by four children, Mrs. Cyrus Johnson, of Mercer County, Mrs. G. L. Warner, Mrs. J. D. Sweeney and Mr. E. W. Steele of this county.


Mr. Daniel Hardin and Miss Annie Jones were married here last Saturday by Rev. W. H. Williams.  Mr. Hardin is a son of Mr. James Hardin and the bride is a daughter of the late William Jones.  Both are popular young people of the Mooresville neighborhood.

Yesterday’s Courier-Journal contained the following, “Alotta O’Bannon, a wall paper hanger, 24 years old, and Pearl Lynch, also 24, both of Louisville were married in Jeffersonville Monday night by Magistrate Hay.  The bridegroom was born in Owen County, Kentucky, and the bride, who is a daughter of Isaac Lynch, is a native of Springfield, Kentucky.”

Marriage license was issued this week to Mr. Oscar Foster and Miss Mattie Brothers.  Both are prominent people of the Tatham Springs neighborhood.

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