Thursday, December 27, 2018

Webster County, Kentucky Obituaries 1895

When local newspapers are not available, sometimes we can find items of interest in the papers in larger towns of the area.   Obituaries are always of interest, especially between the 1880 and 1900 census records. The source of each obituary is found at the end of the entry. 

Providence, Ky, Jan. 12, 1895:  Liner Sims, resident of Providence, was waylaid and shot to death last night. Age 30, unmarried. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sun., 13 Jan 1895, p. 1]  James E. Green surrendered and confessed to killing of Liner Sims. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Wed., 16 Jan 1895, p. 1]

Providence, Ky, Feb. 12, 1895:  Clinton S. Cosby, of Dixon, died suddenly there yesterday of heart failure. Age 22, member of Christian church and Knights of Pythias. [Louisville Courier-Journal, Wed., 13 Feb 1895, p. 3]

Sebree, Ky, Jul 11, 1895:  L.D. Rust died at his home, 5 miles west of Nebo this morning. Age 69, resident of this city several years. Buried in the cemetery at Hanson. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sat., 13 Jul 1895, p . 1]

Sebree, Ky, Sept. 11, 1895:  Henry Mooney, aged citizen of Dixon, fell from a wagon and died this morning, a nail having pierced his heart in the fall. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sat., 14 Sept 1895, p. 2]

Louisville, Ky, Sept. 15, 1895:  Mrs. Laura Towery, wife of G.H. Towery, attorney of Dixon, Ky, died at the Norton Infirmary yesterday after undergoing a severe surgical operation. Mrs. E.H. Wyatt was the embalmer. [Louisville Courier-Journal, Sun., 15 Sept 1895, p. 2]

Sebree, Ky, Nov. 21, 1895:  Much Hatchett of Providence died this morning from effects of an overdose of mean whiskey imbibed in Madisonville. [Owensboro Twice-A-Week Messenger, Sat., 23 Nov 1895, p. 1]

Published 27 Dec 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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