Friday, July 12, 2013

News From Clay - 1924

The activities of local residents were reported faithfully in the newspapers. The town of Clay, in Webster County, Kentucky, was no exception. The following entries can be found in the Evansville, Indiana Courier of 31 August 1924.

Clay, Ky., Aug. 30 - Henry Moore, an aged colored man of this city, was found dead beside the track in No. 10 mine of the West Kentucky Coal company Tuesday. It is believed  he came in contact with a highly charged electric wire and was electrocuted.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Brown, who have been spending the summer with Mr. Brown's father, W.J. Brown, have returned to Williamsburg, Ky.

L.V. Stone, elected recently to fill the vacancy created by the death of W.E. Bourland, county attorney, will move to Dixon in a few days to assume office. His children will attend school there.

Mrs. Almeda Taylor, 97, is spending a few days in the city with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Russel Mooney of Baton Rouge, La., have returned to their home after a visit with Mrs. Mooney's father, Aaron Lambert.

Word has been received here that Miss Winnie Croft of Blackford has been married to J.N. Brantley of Providence. Mrs. Brantley was well known here.

Charles Ramsey and Ed Rayburn of Dixon will open a new store in the building now occupied by W.W. Johnson. The new firm will handle dry goods.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Coffman, their son, Henry, Mrs. Sue Pride and Mrs. D.B. Johnson have returned to their homes here after a trip which took them to Niagara Falls, Cleveland and points in Canada.

 Published 12 July 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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