Sunday, February 28, 2010

R.I.P. James Lincoln Blue Jr.

I was saddened to read the obituary for James Lincoln Blue Jr. in the local newspaper this morning. According to the obituary, Mr. Blue, age 91, died 26 February in Henderson, Kentucky. He is described as a farmer, retired environmentalist with Henderson County Health Department, a World War II Army veteran and a member of First Christian Church. He was also a genealogist of long standing and was extremely knowledgeable about Henderson. He walked and recorded cemeteries in several western Kentucky counties with the recordings filling several large notebooks. These notebooks are available in the Henderson Library.

For years Mr. Blue was a fixture in the Henderson Library, either recording census records from microfilm or talking to other genealogists. He was a nice man and always willing to answer questions about the history and settlement of Henderson. He will be missed.

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