Category Archives: Genealogy Ramblings

William J. Brown Obituary – Warren County

Brown Family, Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.

William J. Brown, March 9, 1873 – May 15, 1929.

The Courier Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Friday, May 17, 1929

Bowling Green, Ky., May 16. – William J. Brown, 54 years old, a member of City Council from the First Ward and head of the Brown Ice Cream Company, died at 11:15 o’clock last night at his home at 1103 Magnolia Avenue, following a lingering illness.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Allie Morehead Brown; one daughter, Miss Lavinia Brown, and two sons, Will Allen Brown and Marvin Brown, and father, Dave Brown, all of Bowling Green, and one brother, Claud Brown, Elizabethtown.

Mr. Brown had been engaged in the ice cream business here seven years.  He was elected a member of the City Council on the ticket of Mayor A. S. Hines in November, 1925.  He was a member of the State Street Methodist Church South and Bowling Green Lodge F. and A. M., No. 73.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence by the Rev. Dr. A. P. Kasey, pastor of the State Street Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Allie M. Brown, January 19, 1876 – September 5, 1953.

A. B. and Lida Cheatham Obituaries – Jefferson County

A. B. Cheatham, born Daysville, Kentucky, March 14, 1841, died Louisville, Kentucky, March 21, 1925.  Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Sunday, March 22, 1925

A. B. Cheatham

A. B. Cheatham, 83 years old, retired livestock broker, died at 7:20 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of his son, A. L. Cheatham, 2923 Grinstead Drive, following a three weeks’ illness.

A native of Todd County, Mr. Cheatham came to Louisville in 1873 and entered the livestock brokerage business.  He retired twenty-five years ago.

Surviving Mr. Cheatham are his widow, Mrs. Lida R. Cheatham; a daughter, Miss Norma Cheatham; two sons, R. O. Cheatham and A. L. Cheatham, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the residence, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Lida Rutherford, wife of A. B. Cheatham, November 11, 1852, Logan County, Kentucky, December 18, 1945, Louisville, Kentucky.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Thursday, December 20, 1945

Mrs. Lida R. Cheatham, Tuesday, evening, December 18, 1945, at 9:30 o’clock, in her 94th year; residence, 136 Forest Court; beloved mother of Mrs. R. V. and Mr. A. L. Cheatham, and sister of Rush Rutherford.  Remains at the funeral home of John Maas and Bro., Broadway at Floyd, where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Andrew M. and Edna Pearl Payne Obituaries – McLean County

Andrew M. Payne, 1861-1929.  ‘Asleep in Jesus.’  Calhoun Cemetery, McLean County, Kentucky.

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Saturday, December 7, 1929

Andrew M. Payne

Andrew M. Payne died at his home near Calhoun, McLean County, Friday morning of complications, following a hemorrhage of the brain.  Surviving are his widow and four children, Mrs. Estel Fulkerson, Eula, William and Taylor Payne, all of Calhoun.  Funeral arrangements had not been completed but probably will be held Sunday from the Calhoun Baptist Church.

Edna Pearl, wife of Andrew M. Payne, 1879-1937.  ‘Asleep in Jesus.’  Calhoun Cemetery, McLean County, Kentucky.

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Mrs. Pearl Payne

Calhoun, Ky., July 6 – Mrs. Pearl Payne, 57, died suddenly at her home at 1321 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, this morning.  She is survived by four children, William and Taylor Payne, of Bowling Green, Mrs. Arthur Greenwalt, of Livermore; Mrs. Estel Fulkerson, Calhoun; one grandson, Billy Morton Fulkerson; one sister, Mrs. O. F. Kimberlin, Owensboro; three brothers, Frank Taylor, Louisville; Henry Taylor, Waynesville, Illinois; and Harry Taylor, Dwight, Illinois.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Calhoun Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday, by the Rev. George C. Lovan.  Pallbearers will be J. H. Kerrick, Carl Kerrick, James Jones, B. J. Morehead, Elmo Trunnell and R. Duke.

Duncan Family Buried In Green Lawn Cemetery – Simpson County

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Saturday, September 9, 1905

Dr. George W. Duncan Dead

Franklin, Kentucky, September 8 – Dr. George W. Duncan died this morning in his eightieth year of cancer.  He was one of the most prominent and wealthy citizens and was recognized throughout the state as a physician of ability.  Dr. Duncan is survived by a widow and four children, Charles and George Duncan, of Indian Territory; Dr. Will Duncan, of the United States Army, stationed in the Philippine Islands, and Mrs. Charles Brevard, of Franklin.

George W. Duncan, Surgeon, 30th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army, January 12, 1826 – September 8, 1905.  Green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.

The Franklin Favorite, Simpson County, Kentucky

Thursday, September 14, 1905

The following biographical sketch is taken from the History of Kentucky and will be of interest to Dr. Duncan’s many friends.

Dr. George W. Duncan was born January 26, 1826, in Simpson County, Kentucky, and was the tenth of eight boys and four girls born to Sanford and Nancy (Hammond) Duncan.  Dr. G. W. Duncan was reared on a farm and received a good education.  In 1840 he entered Cumberland College at Princeton.  When the college was transferred to Lebanon he returned to Franklin and finished his education.  In 1846 commenced the study of medicine with Drs. Briggs and Wright, of Bowling Green.  In 1848 he graduated from Louisville Medical University; located and commenced the practice at Mitchellville, Tennessee.  In 1859 he located in Franklin, Kentucky, where he had been successfully engaged in the practice ever since.  He held the position of post surgeon during the war.  He married, September 4, 1860, Dorinda Puryar, of Smith County, Tennessee, a daughter of William and Mary (Pearce) Puryar, both natives of Tennessee, of French and Scotch descent, respectively.  To Dr. and Mrs. Duncan have been born eight children, four now living: Mrs. Mary Sanford Brevard, Charles A., George H. and William A.  Dr. Duncan was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Dr. Duncan was a leading member of the Masonic fraternity and a Knight Templar.  He had been very successful during life, had acquired a good fortune, and was one of the most benevolent and kind-hearted men in southern Kentucky.  He always took considerable interest in the study of prehistoric races and made some valuable discoveries in his excavations of mounds and graves.  He was also a great lover of the arts and sciences.

Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 1887

Mary Sanford Brevard, August 2, 1865 – September 28, 1916.

Dorinda A. Duncan, January 30, 1837 – July 31, 1918.

The Courier Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Thursday, August 1, 1918

Mrs. Dorinda Duncan

Franklin, Kentucky, July 31 – Mrs. Dorinda Duncan, 82 years old, died at the Southern Kentucky Sanitarium today from senility.  She is survived by three sons, William A. Duncan, Charles and George Duncan, of Oklahoma, all of whom were at her bedside when the end came.

George H. Duncan, August 2, 1872 – July 18, 1951.

Dr. George W. Duncan

Janie and William Delaney Deaths – Ohio County

The Hartford Republican, Ohio County, Kentucky

Friday, April 19, 1918

Resolution of Respect

By the Ladies Aid Society, of Wesley Chappel, Nocreek, Kentucky.

Whereas, God, in his infinite wisdom has called from our society one of its members, Sister Janie Delaney, on February 19, 1918, and was laid to rest in the Alexander burying ground February 20.

Resolved, First.  That the society has lost one of its most loyal members, the community a kind and loving neighbor, and the home a loving and devoted mother.

Resolved, Second.  That we extend to Mr. Delaney and children our deepest sympathy in this their sad bereavement.  While we know that words can not heal the broken hearts, nor fill the vacant place, but if they will put their trust in the One who has given , but now has taken away, they will find comfort and consolation.

Resolved, Third.  That these resolutions be recorded on the Secretary’s book, and a copy be sent to the family of the deceased sister.

Mrs. D. E. Ward, Mrs. L. M. Ward, Mrs. Clayton Shown, Committee

Janie, wife of William Delaney, October 24, 1868 – February 19, 1918.  Alexander Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.  ‘She was a kind and affectionate wife.  A fond mother and a friend to all.’

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Sunday, September 20, 1953

William Delaney

Hartford – William Delaney, 91, retired farmer of Route 3, Hartford, died at the Kentucky Convalescent Home in Owensboro at 12 p.m. Friday.  He was married to Miss Janie Bennett, who died in 1917.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pat Tichenor, Route 3, Beaver Dam, and Mrs. Martin Canary, Hartford; two sons, Bennett Delaney, Route 3, Hartford, and Hugh Delaney, Salvisa, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Charles Catholic Church, Livermore, the Rev. E. E. Willett, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Central City, officiating.  Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery near Hartford.

The body is at the residence.

William Delaney, November 26, 1861 – September 18, 1953.  ‘He was both a true and faithful father and mother to his children; an honest and cheerful friend to all.’

William Goebel Darland Obituary – Mercer County

William Goebel Darland, 1900-1923.  Bruner’s Chapel Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, March 16, 1923

Mr. William Darland, aged 23, died Sunday night, March 4, after a long period of ill health.  He was the son of Mr. Walker Darland, and a young man much liked by all who knew him.  Several days before the end he told the family that he was not afraid to go.  He was a member of the Baptist church and his funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Bruner’s Chapel with services by Rev. C. W. Knight.  The interment was in the cemetery beside the church.  Surviving him are his father and the following brothers and sisters: Messrs. Oscar Darland, of Wisconsin; Dee Darland, Illinois; Omar, John Grover Darland, Mrs. John Yeast, Mrs. Hannah Donovan, Mrs. James Jackson, all of this county, and Mrs. W. M. Casey, of Washington County.

Brother and Sister Die of Tuberculosis – Washington County

B. F. Crowe, born August 8, 1842, died November 22, 1908.  Nancy, his wife, born May 16, 1849.  New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky.

Susie B. Crowe was the daughter of Mansfield and Sarah Mattingly Crowe.  Her paternal grandparents were Benjamin F. and Nancy Strange Crow.  She is listed in the 1900 and 1910 censuses of Washington County, living with her parents, and her siblings – Clarence M., Sada R., Lena, Zora E., Iven Leslie, and Mary Ardie Crowe.

Susie B. Crowe, 1894-1911.  Clarence M. Crowe, 1890-1915. 

Brother Clarence Crowe will follow her to the grave in five years.  Their death certificates reveal that both died of tuberculosis.  Both parents are listed on the death certificates, both born in Washington County.

I think it interesting that this family added an ‘E’ to their last name.  My Crow family – no E – is the same line.  This was not unusual that a different spelling would occur somewhere in the line.  Benjamin F. Crowe, Susie’s grandfather, was a brother to my Mansfield Crow, children of Mansfield Crow and Mary Ann Rigdon.

The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

June 29, 1911

Death of a Young Lady

Susie Crowe was born April 26, 1894 and departed this life June 17, 1911.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield F. Crowe, who, with her five sisters and two brothers and a host of relatives and friends mourn her death.  She professed faith in Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church September 1909 and has lived a complete Christian live ever since.  At the time of her going from us, she was the beloved teacher of the primary class in our Sunday School and wrought well in that capacity.  We will miss her in all of our church work as when was present at all ministries, but in the midst of our sorrow, we console ourselves with the fat that our loss is her gain, and bid the family to weep not as those who have no hope for, ‘They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which can not be moved, but abideth forever.’

One who knew her