Gravestones and Obituaries from Winchester Cemetery – Clark County

Harrison Thomson, September 20, 1811 – January 14, 1872

Joice Quisenberry Thomson, December 4, 1810 – November 23, 1896

The Morning Herald, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

Wednesday, November 25, 1896

Mrs. Joicy Thomson

Dies Here Yesterday at the Home of H. T. Groom.  Funeral Today.

Died, on November 24, 1896, at the residence of her grandson, Harrison T. Groom, 160 East High Street, Mrs. Joicy Thomson, in the 86th year of her age.  This most estimable woman was the daughter of Joel Quisenberry of Clark County.  In 1827 she married Harrison Thomson, who died in 1872.  She was the mother of seven children – four sons and three daughters.  Four children are dead, two sons who died in youth, Mrs. Emily Chiles, the wife of C. C. Chiles, of Independence, Missouri, and Mrs. Elizabeth C. Groom, wife of Benjamin B. Groom, formerly of Clark County, Kentucky, now of Panhandle, Texas, who died in 1881.  The living children are Mrs. W. B. Moore, of St. Louis; A. W. Thomson, of Versailles, and H. P. Thomson, of Thomson, Kentucky.  The interment will take place in the cemetery at Winchester.  The funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church at that place at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, November 25th.  The remains will be taken from the residence of Harrison T. Groom, 160 East High Street, at 1:30 p.m., to the L. & E. train, leaving at 2:20 p.m.

Skinner Monument

Fanny L. Skinner, born May 20, 1821, died July 22, 1908

Isaac C. Skinner, born March 12, 1805, died December 1, 1875

The Lexington Herald, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

Friday, July 24, 1908

Mrs. Fannie Skinner Dies from Old Age

Funeral of Prominent Clark County Woman Will be Held this Morning

Winchester, Kentucky, July 23 – Mrs. Fannie Lander Skinner died at her home on the Mt. Sterling Pike near this city last night from the infirmities of old age.  Mrs. Skinner was eighty-seven years of age.  She was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Lander and was born in Bourbon County near North Middletown, but came to Clark County in her early childhood where she has since lived.  She is survived by three sons, P. L. Skinner, of Clark County; S. C. Skinner, of Grand View, Washington, and Dr. Cornelius Skinner, of Louisville.

The burial services will be held tomorrow morning at the residence at 10:30 o’clock, and will be conducted by the Rev. William Cummings of the Presbyterian church, of which she had been a member all her life.  The burial will be in Winchester Cemetery.

Morgan Lee Morton, 1897-1915

The Clay City Times, Clay City, Kentucky

Thursday, February 11, 1915

Buried at Winchester

Morgan Lee Morton, the 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Morton, of Ford, died at the home of his parents Saturday night.  The burial took place at Winchester Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.  The young man had been ill for the past two months of typhoid and pneumonia.  He was related to many Powell County people, his mother having been Miss Eva Mastin, of Waltersville, before her marriage.

Miller Monument

There are five graves within the very old iron fence that surrounds those buried in the Miller plot.  This is a very confusing plot in several ways.  The first person buried in the back left of the plot is Mary T. Anderson.  Mary died young, only fourteen years.  Her gravestone is that of one from 1865 (the year of her death), with the stone itself being from that time, but also stones that line the full length of the grave, with a smaller stone at the bottom.  The second stone is for Susan G. Anderson – the stone is exactly like Mary’s.  But if you notice, Susan died 67 years later!  No one would have a stone like this in 1932, so it must have been purchased along with Mary’s.  Why do I say this?  Susan was the daughter of George Anderson and Susan Fry, born in 1848.  Mary Anderson was born in 1851.  I believe the girls were sisters, born three years apart.  In the opposite back corner of the plot are stones for two infants – similar to the sister’s gravestones – are those of George Anderson, infant son of Washington and Susan Miller, (dates unreadable) and Washington Miller, son of Dr. Washington and Susan Miller, August 2, 1863 – May 2, 1870.  In Clark County Susan Anderson married Washington Miller November 13, 1866, Rev. G. H. Rout of the Presbyterian church officiating, although married at the Baptist Church with L. W. Gay and D. T. Buchner and others as witnesses.  Aha!  Now we now why this is called the Miller plot.  One other stone in this plot, exactly like the others, is that of Mary T. Miller, wife of J. M. Hodgkin, who died in 1953!  Again, the stone must have been purchased in the 1860’s, in case another family member passed away, and was eventually used for Mary Miller Hodgkin.  Mary is the daughter of Washington and Susan.  But we find no gravestone for Dr. Wash Miller, as he was known.  For an unknown reason, Washington Miller divorced wife Susan at some point after the 1900 census (since they were listed with their children, including Mary and husband John Hodgkin) and married a Miss Lampton in 1903.  He died seven years later.

Mary T. Anderson, born June 14, 1851, died July 6, 1865

George Anderson Miller and Washington Miller, infants.

Susan G. Anderson Miller, born January 27, 1848, died May 8, 1932

Lexington Leader, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

Monday, May 9, 1932

Mrs. Susan Anderson Miller Dies in Winchester

Brief Illness Fatal to Prominent Clark County Woman

Winchester, Kentucky, May 9 – Mrs. Susan G. Anderson Miller, 84, member of a prominent Clark County family, died at her home here Sunday night after an illness of one week.

A native of Clark County, Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late George and Susan Fry Anderson.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving her are three children, Mrs. John M. Hodgkin, Mrs. Hampton Bush and Maurice Miller, and one grandson, Maurice Washington Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 9:15 o’clock Tuesday morning at the grave in the Winchester Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Howard W. Whitaker, pastor of the First Methodist Church.  The pallbearers will be James Winn, Dr. H. L. Duncan, W. R. Sphar, B. R. Jouett, M. T. McEldowney and W. T. Poynter.

Mary T. Miller, wife of J. M. Hodgkin, born September 17, 1870, died August 23, 1953

The Lexington Herald, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

Saturday, August 29, 1953

Mrs. Mary Miller Hodgkin

Winchester, August 28 – Mrs. Mary Miller Hodgkin, 82, widow of J. M. Hodgkin, died at 1:45 o’clock this morning at Good Samaritan hospital, Lexington, after a long illness.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Hampton Bush, and a brother, Maurice S. Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. (CDT) Saturday at the Edgington funeral home by the Rev. E. T. Curry.  Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be John W. Hodgkin, Boswell B. Hodgkin, Maurice W. Miller, Jr., John Dennis, J. E. Rowland, Eugene Culton, V. W. Bush and Sam W. Crawford.  The body is at the funeral home.

Luther Dykes, born November 1, 1825, died October 14, 1898

Milly Railsback, wife of Luther Dykes, born December 9, 1829, died March 10, 1883

The Richmond Climax, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky

Wednesday, October 19, 1898

Dykes – Luther Dykes, aged 74, died of paralysis, ½ mile from Boonesboro, on the Clark side, on Friday last.  He was the father of Messers. J. D., J. E. and Richard Dykes, and Mrs. Thomas Stafford, of Inverness, Florida.  Deceased leaves a wife, who was a Miss Mildred Mitchell.  Burial on Sunday at Winchester, after funeral at Forest Gove Church by Rev. T. Q. Martin.

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