Bullitt County History

Charles Quirey Obituary

Charles Quirey was one of several Louisville businessmen who became involved in the Bullitt County iron industry, and was one of the organizers of the Shepherdsville Iron Manufacturing Company.

The following obituary for Charles Quirey is taken from The Louisville Daily Courier dated 7 Jun 1855.

Death of a Good Man

In the Courier of Wednesday we briefly alluded to the death of Charles Quirey, the Sheriff of Jefferson county. Mr. Q. died at his residence in this city Tuesday night at 11 o'clock, after a protracted illness from disease of the lungs. He was a native of the county and fifty-four years of age. As a merchant, manufacturer, and public officer, he was well known in this community, and highly esteemed. In all these relations he sustained through his life the most blameless reputation. His character for integrity, for honor, and for manliness was beyond censure. No one ever attached the intention of wrong to any act of his life. Where errors marked his course of conduct, they resulted from the judgment and not from the heart.

Mr. Quirey was for many years an extensive merchant in this city. Afterwards he officiated as Sheriff, and at the second election under the new constitution he was chosen by the people High Sheriff. Last August he was re-elected to a second term, by a large majority over a popular competitor. In his official capacity he served the State and the people with great fidelity, no man having ever occupied that position who gave greater satisfaction. He was just both to his constituency and the Commonwealth, serving each alike without fear or favor.

About thirty years ago Mr. Quirey became connected with the Baptist Church, and since then has been a leading member of that denomination. Perhaps it was in his church relations that this estimable gentleman best displayed his noble traits of character. He was emphatically a good man; a Christian not only in name, but in every deed of his life. As an officer in the church - having been many years a deacon - he was more serviceable to the establishment of his peculiar faith in this city than any other man. In the Baptist Churches of Kentucky his memory will long be cherished.

Mr. Quirey leaves a wife, daughter, and son to deplore his loss.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon in the Walnut Street Baptist Church at 3 o'clock.

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