Samuel E. Kinkead  


The Sentinel-News, Shelbyville, KY, Apr 1983

Samuel E. Kinkead, 52, committed suicide at the Elliott House, in Louisville Sunday night, April 1. Worry over business troubles alleged as cause for his act. He ended his life with sulphate of morphia. He was a very prominent citizen of the city, and a member of the Baptist Church, and of the Masonic, Workmen, Knights of Honor, Odd Fellows and Knights and Ladies of Honor fraternities. He was treasurer of several lodges and also the funds of the Women’s Christian Association were in his hands. And for several years he served as a director of the Shelby Fair Association. There was much speculation after his death as to whether or not he had misappropriated funds in his hands.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.


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