Victorine Hammett Weakley William W. McClain  

Shelby News, 02 Jun 1921

Mrs. Victorine Hammett Weakley, widow of Judge Leonard A. Weakley, died at her home at Eighth and Washington streets Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Her death was due to heart trouble following an illness of one week. She suffered the first attack the Monday previous, but rallied and seemed on the road to recovery when the fatal summons came.

Mrs. Weakley was seventy years of age last January. She was a native of Maryland and was teaching school in this county when she married Judge Weakley in 1875. A consistent Christian woman, Mrs. Weakley was a loyal member of the Baptist church and active in the work of her church.

Surviving are her six children, one son, Calvin S. Weakley, of Covington, and five daughters, Mrs. W. E. Gwatkin, of Mason, Mo.; Mrs. Robert D. Hawkins, of Lexington; Miss Rena Weakley, Mrs. F. E. Ballard and Miss Victorine Weakley, of this city. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Brown, of Louisville, and Mrs. J. B. Miller, of Little Rock, Ark., and two brothers, Eugene Hammett, of New Jersey, and Edgar Hammett, of Michigan.

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock by the Rev. B. B. Bailey. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery.

SOURCE:  Contributed by Tamyrn Glaser.

Shelby News, Shelbyville, KY, 02 Jun 1921 

William W. McClain, a well known farmer, died Saturday night at 8:15 o’clock at the family home near Southville, of uraemic poisoning. He had been in failing health for some time.

Mr. McClain was eighty-two years of age, was born and spent his entire life in this county. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.

Mr. McClain is survived by his widow and nine children. The children are Mrs. Sallie B. Conn, Louisville; Mrs. McGaughey, Pewee Valley; N. R. McClain, Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Nettie Burk, Mrs. Bertie Bohannon and Mrs. Will Speer, of Shelbyville; John W. McClain, Mrs. S. F. Shelburne and Jesse McClain of this county.

Funeral services were conducted at the Salem Baptist church Monday morning at 10 o’clock by the Rev. D. T. Foust. The interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:  Contributed by Tamyrn Glaser.


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