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The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Monday, July 25, 1898

Jasper M. Hixson

Death Saturday Afternoon of an Old citizen Whose Parents Were Among the First Settlers of Mayslick

The venerable Jasper M. Hixson died Saturday afternoon about 3 o’clock at the home of his grandniece, Mrs. Mattie Taylor, 1001 Second Street.  Deceased had been very feeble for some time, as a result of infirmities of old age.  Sometime Friday night he got up and dressed himself and in walking about the house fell down the stairs.  He sustained no serious injuries, but the shock was such that it hastened the end, and he peacefully breathed his last at the hour named.

Jasper Morris Hixson was a son of Nathaniel and Anna (Morris) Hixson and was born May 21, 1813, while his father was in his country’s service under General Shelby in the war then in progress.  His parents were among the first settlers of Mayslick.  He was married twice, but leaves no children.  His wives were sisters, daughters of Jack Metcalf.

Mr. Hixson was one of the early members of the Mayslick Baptist Church.  In 1849 he was one of the Mason countians who went to California, where he remained for years.

The funeral occurred this morning at 10 o’clock at the Mayslick Baptist Church, Rev. J. W. Porter, of this city, officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.


Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gill entertained last Friday evening with a lawn party, in honor of their niece, Miss Willie Watson, and her guests, Miss Bessie Felix, of Ashville, N.C., Miss Lucy Chappel Power, of Augusta, and Miss Bessie Peed of Mayslick.  Twenty-five couples of Maysville society folk were in attendance.  The old Gill mansion is a beauty within itself and with the lawn strewn with Chinese latterns, and the house brilliantly lighted, it presented a most charming scene.  There was fine music.  Elegant refreshments were served, and at morn, it was with regret ‘Home, Sweet Home’ was heard.


Pearl Smith, a son of the late R. K. Smith of Brooksville, is in the list of sick and wounded soldiers brought last week from Santiago by the steamer Seneca, and now at New York.


Have you tried Chenoweth’s orange phosphate?  Made from the fresh fruit, at Chenoweth’s soda fountain; 5 cents per glass.


Charlie Owens, a twelve-year-old boy of Augusta, fell a distance of fifteen feet, and it is thought was fatally injured.


The next re-union of the Confederate veterans will be held at Charleston, S.C.


Mr. John McIlvainey is seriously ill at his home on Limestone Street.

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