Monday, March 30, 2015

Monument Monday - George L. Witherspoon

At Rest
G.L. Witherspoon
July 14, 1843
Sept. 26, 1920

Buried Mapleview Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 21 October 2014.

According to his Kentucky death certificate (#22622), G.L. Witherspoon died in a sanitarium in Louisville, Kentucky. The names of his parents were not listed. A brief death notice appeared in the Evansville Courier on Thursday, 30 September 1920. It stated "The remains of George Witherspoon, who died in Louisville, Sunday, were buried in the Mapleview cemetery. Mr. Witherspoon comes from one of the old families of this county and was a brother to Mrs. R.W. Wilson of this place (Marion)."

Published 30 March 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,


Steve Eskew said...

Brenda, here is the obituary from the 01 Oct 1920 Crittenden Press.


The remains of George Witherspoon, who formerly resided in this county, and later made his home in Texas and who died Saturday in a Louisville sanitarium, were brought here for burial Monday and interred in the Marion cemetery.

The Witherspoons--the families of two brothers, Hiram and Uri--were among the early settlers of Crittenden county.

The Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1919-Current, October 1, 1920, Edition 1, Image 1 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.

Brenda Joyce Jerome said...

Thanks, Steve. I appreciate it.