Location: Laurel County KY

Biography of Charles G. Blakely

Charles G. Blakely, whose attainments as a business man have made his name familiar not only in his home City of Topeka but in many parts of the state, has been a resident of Kansas since the fall of 1883, and his first experience here was as teacher in Brown County. His is the interesting story of a boy born and reared in the mountainens district of Eastern Kentucky, where people lived on the plane of the simplest existence but not always of the highest ideals. There, in his early youth, came a stimulus to his ambition and hope which

Slave Narrative of Jenny McKee

Interviewer: Perry Larkey Person Interviewed: Jenny McKee Location: London, Kentucky Age: (about) 85 Mrs. Jenny McKee, of color, who lives just North of London can tell many interesting things of her life. “Aunt Jenny” as she is called, is about eighty-five years of age, and says she thinks she is older than that as she can remember many things of the slave days. She tells of the old “masters” home and the negro shacks all in a row behind the home. She has a scar on her forehead received when she was pushed by one of the other little slaves,

Slave Narrative of Amelia Jones

Interviewer: Perry Larkey Person Interviewed: Amelia Jones Location: North London, Kentucky Place of Birth: Manchester, KY Age: 88 Concerning slaves of this section of the country, I will quote experiences and observation of an old negro lady who was a slave, Mrs. Amelia Jones, living in North London, Kentucky. “Aunt Amelia” as she is known around here is eighty-eight years of age, being sixteen years of age at the close of the Civil War. Mrs. Jones says, “I will tell as best I can remember, I was born eighty-eight years ago in Manchester, Ky. under a master by the name

Biography of Judge Hezekiah Weaver

JUDGE HEZEKIAH WEAVER was unquestionably one of the ablest and most popular of Shannon County’s judges, and aside from this is a polished gentleman and a worthy neighbor. He is a Blue Grass Kentuckian, born in Laurel County in 1832, and in that county he received his scholastic training. When twenty-two years of age he married Miss Catherine Brock, also a native of Laurel County, Kentucky, and of the eleven children born to this union ten are now living. Mrs. Weaver died in 1890 and the Judge took for his second wife, in August, 1891, Mrs. Mary J. Willbank, and

Hammack, N. E. Rev. – Obituary

Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon Rev. N. E. Hammack was born in Laural County, Kentucky, August 1, 1850 and died at his home on Alder Slope July 31, 1929, being 79 years old. He was married to Maryann Weaver in early life and to this union six children were born, three of who have passed on. Those surviving are Barbara Hodge, Levisa Braughton of Roseburg and James R. Hammack. Those who have died are William J. Hammack, Mahaleyann Hodge and Margarett Sasser. Mr. Hammack came to Wallowa county in 1902 and settled on Alder Slope which remained his home until

Hammack, Oscar – Obituary

Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon Oscar Hammock one of Wallowa county’s successful farmers, who with his wife retired from their Alder Slope farm and moved to Enterprise a few months ago, passed away Tuesday evening, August 29, 1967, at Wallowa Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for ten days. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the enterprise Community Church. Rev. James e. Jonees will officiate and Rachel Ann sutphin, sololist, will sing. Mrs. Gail Swart will be organist. Internment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will

Sasser, J. Wesley – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Dies At Home John Wesley Sasser, a retired farmer, passed away at his home in Enterprise Tuesday, March 14, 1967, following several years of ill health. Funeral services will be held at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. Lester Wells officiating, and internment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Time of the services are pending. Son of Abraham and Margaret Sasser, the deceased was born in Laurel County, Kentucky on January 9, 1897, coming to Wallowa county while young. On August 30, 1924 he was married at Enterprise to Pearl Winters who survives him. He was a

Hodge, Barbara R. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Barbara R. Hodge Dies In Enterprise Mrs. Barbara Rachel Hodge, 86, who had been in failing health for several years, died Tuesday, June 3 at her home in Enterprise. Funeral services were today at 2 p.m. at the Enterprise Nazarene church with the Bollman funeral home in charge. The Rev. Don C. McBride officiated and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. Mrs. Hodge was born in Laurel County, Ky., October 6, 1871, daughter of Rev. Newton E. and Maryann Hammack. She had been a resident of Wallowa County since 1902. She was a member of the

Benge, DeLora Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Died in Union, Saturday, May 26, 1927, Mrs. DeLora Benge, wife of David Benge, age 66 years. She was born at London, Kentucky, March 3, 1861, and came to the Grande Ronde Valley in 1907, where she has since resided. She is survived by her widowed husband and six children: Perry of Los Angeles, Cal., Lee of Strathmore, Cal., Jim, of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. C. M. Porter and Mrs. E. B. Mires of Union; one niece-Mrs. Isaac Schaffer, of Island City, and 10 grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and mother, a good friend and neighbor

Asher, Lou Veda – Obituary

Asher, Lou Veda Prineville, Oregon Lou Veda Asher passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Ochoco Care Center in Prineville, Ore. She was 90 years old. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 NE 4th St, Prineville, Ore. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2006 at Missionary Baptist Church, 1870 NW Riverland Loop, Prineville, Ore. Pastor Jack Collier will officiate. Lou was born on July 4, 1915 to Charlie and Lillie (Chestnut) Hibbitts in Long Branch, Ky. After school she married Charles