The Clark County Public Library offers a valuable service to those interested in obituaries from this county. From 1867 to 2009, with not all dates available, library volunteers have made an index of obituaries that appeared in local papers – The Clark County Democrat, 1867-1886; The Winchester Democrat, 1887-1917; The Daily Democrat, 1918-1910; The Semi-Weekly Sun, 1878-1880; and The Winchester Sun, 1881-present. On this page, Clark County Newspaper Obituaries, click on corresponding alphabet character and you can see the entire list of those men and women with an obituary listed in one of the newspapers – sometimes there is even more information as noted below for Luther Dykes. It talks about his illness, death, some court information and selling of the estate. Think how valuable this could be if you have ancestors who lived in this county! Many thanks to those volunteers who worked many, many hours to give us such a valuable resource!
All articles are from The Winchester Democrat
Tuesday, September 20, 1898
Stricken With Paralysis.
Luther Dykes, a well-known and highly respected citizen living near Boonesboro, was stricken with paralysis Sunday and one side is perfectly helpless.
Tuesday, October 18, 1898
Death of Luther Dykes.
Luther Dykes died at his home near Boonesboro Friday evening of paralysis aged seventy-four years. Funeral Sunday at Forest Grove Church by Elds. J. W. Harding, T. Q Martin and L. C. Hoskins and burial in the Winchester Cemetery. Mr. Dykes was a native of the county and he always lived in the same neighborhood. He was a straight forward, honest man and a good citizen. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Railsback and his last wife was Mildred Mitchell. Three sons, John, the well-known iceman of this city, James D., a merchant of Richmond and Richard who lives near Boonesboro, and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Stafford, of Florida, also survive him.
Tuesday, October 18, 1898
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Kelley, of Richmond, were in the city Sunday. They came over to attend the funeral of Luther Dykes.
Tuesday, October 25, 1898
County Court Items.
Will of Luther Dykes offered for probate. He leaves his property to his wife and four children, equal parts, with the exception that his wife is left a small sum of money in addition. Jas. D. Dykes was appointed administrator with H. L. Stevens, R. D. Hunter and Ealler Dykes as appraisers.
Friday, November 11, 1898
J. D. Dykes, executor of Luther Dykes, will sell the farm and personalty of said decedent November 22nd. See advertisement in this issue.
Friday, November 25, 1898
Sale of the Luther Dykes Land.
J. D. Dykes, executor of his father, Luther Dykes, sold publicly Tuesday the lands of said decedent near Boonesboro. The home place of 75 acres was bought by Ealler Dykes at $26 per acre. The Lisle tract near by was bought by Dick Dykes at $21.30 per acre.
Tuesday, March 7, 1899
Real Estate Deals
Luther Dykes, Exr., to Ealler Dykes, 74 acres near Boonesborough, for $1,950.
Tuesday, April 25, 1899
Those having claims against the estate of Luther Dykes, deceased, will present them to J. D. Dykes, of Richmond. See notice in this issue.