Sunday, March 3, 2013

News From Morganfield 1916

Since there are no extant newspapers prior to 1924 for Union County, Kentucky, it is always a treat to find obituaries and accounts of marriages in the newspapers of other towns. The following items appeared in the Evansville, Indiana Courier on Friday, 25 August 1916.

Morganfield, Ky., Aug. 24 - Miss George Ray and Mr. Solon West Dunn were quietly married at the home of the bride Tuesday morning. The bride was attractively attired in a brown taffeta suit with hat and shoes to match and white gloves. Mrs. Dunn has been a popular teacher in the graded school for several years, and after graduating from the high school here, attended Bowling Green Normal School. Mr. Dunn is a graduate of Bowling Green Business university and is now with the wholesale grocery firm of Davidson Bros. at Bowling Green. They left Tuesday morning for a northern trip. Rev. G.B. Swan of Sebree officiated using the ring service.

Mrs. Barbara Benson died at her home near Spring Grove Tuesday evening of cancer of the stomach, after an illness of several years. She was the widow of Dr. Willis Benson and leaves a niece and nephew whom she reared, Miss Ellen Ashby and Nurbon Jones. The funeral was preached by Rev. G.S. Kennard of the Morganfield Baptist church at the home Wednesday and interment was at Pike's Peak cemetery.

Published 3 March 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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