The Shelby Record, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., KY, Fri., 10 Jan 1913


Marriage - I. M. Brown and Miss Vinoa Cheek, both of Shelbyville, surprised their friends by making a flying trip to Louisville where they were married at the home of the bride’s grandmother [no name given].

 Death - The body of Mrs. Agnes E. Henley, who died in Louisville, Friday morning, was brought to Shelbyville Monday morning over the L&N and interred in Grove Hill cemetery. She was the widow of William Henley and was 68 years old.

 Death - Mrs. Florence Coleman Joyes, widow of Patrick Joyes, who formerly lived on the farm now owned by Allen R. White, and for whom Joyes Station on the Southern Railway was named died in Louisville Tuesday night of the infirmities of old age. She was a granddaughter of John J. Crittenden. She is survived by six children: Chapman C. Joyes, Morton V. Joyes, Patrick Joyes, Mrs. H. P. Curd, Miss Florence C. Joyes of Louisville and Dr. Crittenden Joyes of Fort Worth, Tex. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 Death - Mrs. E. A. Hood of Orlando, Fla. arrived Monday night to attend the bedside of her father [no name given], whose death occurred Tuesday.

 Death - Dr. Eugene Beard of Lexington, is here to attend the funeral of his brother, Dr. W. F. Beard.

 Death - “Dr. William F. Beard - Shelbyvillle’s Oldest and Most Prominent Physician Passes Away - A Man who was Loved, Honored and Respected by all who knew him” [with photograph] - Dr. W. F. Beard, age 77, is critically ill and all hope of his recovery has been abandoned and 24 hours later, at five o’clock he died. Dr. Beard was born near Lexington in Fayette county on Sept. 5, 1835. When he was 13 years old, he moved with his parents to Oldham county, where he lived on a farm until he was 20 years old and began to study medicine. In 1858, he graduated from the University of Louisville, shortly afterwards moving to Christiansburg where he practiced until 1862 when he entered the Confederate Army as a surgeon of the 41st Alabama Volunteers. In Dec 1863, he was made Senior Surgeon of his brigade, a position which he retained until the close of the War. Hee was with General Lee, at Appomattox at the final surrender of the Confederate forces, where he received his parole. Returning to Christiansburg, he followed his profession until 1890 when he moved to shelbyville where he was an esteemed physician ever since. He had been ill only a few days. Uraemic poisoning and heart trouble were the causes of his death. He was a devout member of the Baptist church and had been Commander of the local Post of Confederate Veterans for a long time and was a Mason. Besides his wife, who was Miss Matilda Roberts of this county, to whom he was married in 1860, five sons, Frank M. Beard, Charles Beard, Elliott B. Beard, Pryor R. Beard and S. Lowry Beard and one daughter, Miss Iva Beard survive him. Frank and Lowry are physicians and were their father’s partners. Elliott is a lawyer, Charles a farmer and Pryor, the Cashier of the Citizens Bank. Funeral will be this afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. T. H. Athey and internment will follow with Masonic honors in the family lot at Grove Hill cemetery.     [very lengthy article]

 Death - Col. Robert Rodgers, age 73, one of Shelby county’s est known and wealthiest citizens died at his home 4-miles south of Shelbyville at 11:30 Tuesday morning of heart disease. In 1866, he married Miss Amelia Fontaine Dodson of Frankfort, who proceeded him in death 11 years ago. They had nine children, eight of whom are still living: four sons, Noble Rodgers, Eugene Rodgers, Edd Rodgers and Smith Rodgers, of this county and four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Vaughan, Mrs. Shelby Capling, Miss Deene Rodgers of this county and Mrs. E. A. Hood of Orlando, Fla., all of whom were present when the end came. Col. C. S. Dodson of St. Louis was a brother-in-law. Col. Rodgers was the last surviving member of a pioneer family who immigrate to Kentucky from Virginia many years ago. The funeral was conducted at the family home at 10 a.m. Thursday by Dr. Athey. [lengthy article]

 Death - Mrs. Eliza E. Demaree, age 70, wife of Squire G. W. Demaree of Christiansburg, died early last Tuesday morning of pneumonia. She was a member of the Methodist church. She was born and raised in this county and was a daughter of John and Sarah (Hastings) Demaree, pioneer citizens of Shelby county. She was married to Squire Demaree on Nov. 17, 1857. They had one child, Clariasa Demaree, but she has been dead many years. The funeral Services were conducted Wednesday morning by Rev. Ragan and internment was in the cemetery at Old Christiansburg. [lengthy article]

 Death - Shortly after eating his noonday meal last Monday, Elijah Morgan, age 68, a well known farmer of the Burk’s Branch neighborhood died suddenly at his home of apoplexy or heart failure. He was born in this county and was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was married twice [no names given]. He is survived by his second wife [no name given] and four children by his first marriage. They are: Mrs. Herman Hieatt of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Luther McDade, Mrs. Curtis Thomasson and Clifford Morgan, all of this county. He also leaves three brothers: J. William Morgan, former Assessor of Shelby county, Thos. K. Morgan and Jas. E. Morgan and two sisters, Mrs. George W. Adams and Mrs. J. M. McClain, all of this county. The funeral was conducted at the Shelbyville Baptist church Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. T. H. Athey and internment was in the Grove Hill cemetery. [lengthy article]

 Death - William Campbell, age 75, a well known farmer of the Figg’s Store neighborhood, died Tuesday morning at 10:30 of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and one son and two daughters. [no names given] The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. P. Strother yesterday morning at 10 a.m. at the Olive Branch church and internment was in the Grove Hill cemetery.


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