Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - B.F. Hockman

At Rest
Capt. B.F. Hockman
1855 - 1912
Lenora C. His Wife
1860 - 1905
John B. Their Son
1889 - 1896

Buried Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 1 January 2010.

The following article on the death of Capt. Hockman appeared in the Henderson Gleaner, Saturday, 14 December 1912:

"Capt. Hockman Dies in Mississippi. Formerly ran the ferryboat at Henderson - Body to be shipped here. News was received in the city Friday morning announcing the death of Capt. Benj. F. Hockman, a veteran river man, who died suddenly at Rosedale, Miss., where he had gone on a hunting trip.

"Capt. Hockman's home was at Mt. Vernon, Ind., but he was a former resident of this city, having been engaged in the ferry business here for a number of years. He was a son-in-law of Capt. Ben Carson. The remains will be shipped to this city for interment."

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