Location: London Kentucky

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

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

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

Biography of Christopher Leonidas Aikman

Christopher Leonidas Aikman, who was admitted to the Kansas bar over a quarter of a century ago, had been in practice at El Dorado and much of the time had been an associate of his brother, Judge Aikman. He was born at London, Kentucky, October 22, 1865. He was six years of age when the family came to Butler County, Kansas, and here he attended country schools and the town schools at Augusta and El Dorado. He was also a student in the Fort Scott Normal College at Fort Scott, and for a number of years before entering the legal

Cemetery Hill

Cemetery Hill as it is known to us here, being in London, Ky. was a hill on which a Civil War battle was fought. The trenches are still here. The hill was given to the north to bury their dead by Jarvis Jackson, a great grand father of the Jarvis Jackson who is now city police of London, today. By some reason, the soldiers were taken up and moved to a different place only a few years ago. Mrs. Hoage says “the first daisies that were brought to this contry were put on that hill” and she can remember when