The Bullitt County History Museum

Assorted Bullitt County Obituaries - 1911

In 2001, Edith Blissett transcribed issues of the Bullitt Pioneer, and pdf files of her transcriptions of the 1901-1924 issues have been made available at the Ridgway Memorial Library web site.

From her transcriptions we have taken an assortment of obituaries from the 1911 papers and presented them below. To view her transcriptions in full, you are encouraged to visit the library site. The links to the issues are given at this location.

All of Edith Blissett's publications are listed on our Available Publications page. There you will find the full list, and how to obtain them.

You may either use these links to jump to the obituary, or scroll down the page at your leisure.

| Dulcenia Coleman | Elizabeth Deacon | Adam Dohm | Jane Holsclaw | James Horine |
| Squire G. Kalfus Johnson | John T. Key | George W. Lutes | Maria Ellen Maddox | Julia S. Magruder |
| Abigail Pendleton | J. W. Ridgway | W. Peyton Simmons | James Franklin Smith |

Dulcenia Coleman

Mrs. T. C. [Dulcenia] Coleman Sr, widow of the late Captain Thos C. Coleman, of this county, died at her county home, the Meadows, near town yesterday after a severe illness of about one week's duration. The immediate cause of her death of heart failure, induced by the infirmities of old age, and she was 78 years old. She had been to Bay View, Michigan, in hopes the change would prove beneficial. She was born in Scott County, Kentucky in 1833, and was a daughter of General William Johnson and his wife, Ann Mary Payne Johnson, both representatives of Kentucky's prominent pioneer families. She was married to Captain Coleman when only sixteen years old, who died about eight years ago. She is survived by the following children: Madams Margaret and Arthur Moxham, of Wilmington, Delaware, Thos Ward of Birmingham, Alabama, Charles Marshall of Louisville and Jennie Johnson, Misses Ophelia and Bertie Coleman, Mr. Thos C. Coleman of Bullitt and of Mr. Jilson Coleman of New Jersey, 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at home by Rev. D. C. Wright, Rector at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Louisville, interred in Cave Hill Cemetery beside her husband. Long Article. Highlights only. Bullitt Pioneer, 6 Oct 1911.

Elizabeth Deacon

Mrs. Elizabeth Deacon, age 51, nee Elizabeth Greenwell, a daughter of William Greenwell, died at her home June 19, after a lingering illness. She was born July 13, 1860. Member of the Lutheran Church. Survived by a husband, two daughters and one son, Dulcie, Willie and Miami, respectively. Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. E. Buschman of Louisville and a Rev. W. R. Moody of High Grove. Buried at Cedar Grove. Pallbearers: Lee Barger, Henry Jones, Ade Harris, Kirby Jones, James Rouse and Charles Bridwell. Bullitt Pioneer, 30 Jun 1911.

Adam Dohm

Adam Dohm, age 62 years, died of complications of diseases, at his home in Brooks, Kentucky following an illness of two years. He is survived by one son, Fred Dohm and two grandchildren. Rev. Roe conducted the funeral services at McDowell's Chapel Tuesday, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground near Huber. Dr. Dohm was born in Germany in 1848, came to this country at age 17 where he married Miss Mary Elizabeth Sanders, October 25, 1875 who died October 1, 1910. Bullitt Pioneer, 10 Mar 1911.

Jane Holsclaw

Mrs. W. H. [Jane] Holsclaw, the venerable widow of the late Hardin Holsclaw, so well known in this county, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Funk, at Brooks Station, last Monday. Her death was the result of infirmities of age, she being about 88 years old. Her husband, Uncle Hardin Holsclaw, as he was generally known died about ten years ago and since his death, she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Funk, who with her children, administered tenderly to her wants and made her declining years pleasant and comfortable.

She is survived by three sons, Messrs Lawrence, Clarence, and Burns Holsclaw, prominent farmers and fruit growers of this county and two daughters, Mrs. Dupree, of Louisville, and Mrs. Funk of this county. Also a large number of grand and great grandchildren.

The funeral services conducted by Rev. Peak, of the Methodist Church, of which she had long been a member, were held at the residence Thursday, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Hebron. Highlights only. Bullitt Pioneer, 8 Dec 1911.

James Horine

James Horine, age 82, one of the oldest citizens of Bullitt County, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home on Brier Creek as a result of the infirmities of old age. Born, reared and lived all his life in that the end of the county. Member of Salem Baptist Church and Miles Lodge of Masons. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Horine, and six children. Mrs. Robert Stovall, Mrs. C. B. Funk, Mrs. Clarence Colvin, Mrs. Ben Welsh, Samuel Horine and James Horine Jr. Bullitt Pioneer, 31 Mar 1911.

Squire G. Kalfus Johnson

Squire G. Kalfus Johnson, one of the oldest, best known and most highly respected citizens of the county, died at his home about five miles west of Shepherdsville Monday. He has been in declining health for quite a while, and three days before his death, fell and broke his hip, which hastened that event. He was 85 years old and had spent his whole life in his native county. He had served as a magistrate, admired by all for his honesty and integrity. He was buried in Mt. Eden Cemetery, funeral conducted by Revs. Ramsey and Peak. He leaves three sons, Ben, James and William, 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bullitt Pioneer, 9 Jun 1911.

John T. Key

Mr. John T. Key died at his home on Salt River, about four miles above West Point, Monday night after an illness of nearly two years from dropsy. Bullitt County never produced a better man than Mr. Key. His whole life, about 50 years, spent primarily in Bullitt County. For many years had been a member of the Democratic County Committee from Griffin precinct. In his beautiful home on lower Salt River, entertained much. Married about 20 years ago to Miss Lillian Brashears of Jefferson County, who survives him, as also the following brothers and sister: Mrs. W. B. Arnold of Denver Colorado, Mrs. Dennis Tierney, of this county, Marcus L. and G. W. Key of Louisville, and Clarence Key of California. Funeral services at Mount Eden Church conducted by Revs. Peak and Roe of the Methodist Church. Remains interred in the cemetery at that place. Highlights only, long article. Bullitt Pioneer, 1 Dec 1911.

George W. Lutes

George W. Lutes, one of Bullitt's best-known and most highly respected citizens died at his home at Salt River, Tuesday morning, aged 76. He was born in Nelson County, but came to Bullitt when he was quite young. He was married to Miss Frances Weller about 50 years ago. His wife, one sister and three children, O. A. Lutes of this place and Mesdames Lillie Copenhaver and and Mamie Bonar of Texas, survive him. Interred at Cedar Grove. Rev. Bushman preached the funeral and the Masons conducted the burial service. Bullitt Pioneer, 6 Jan 1911.

Maria Ellen Maddox

Mrs. Maria Ellen Maddox was born September 2, 1838, died August 8, 1911, age 72 years, 11 months and 6 days. She had been in feeble health for some time. Survived by a husband, one son, C. H. Maddox, three daughters, Mrs. Anna Hall, of Louisville, Mesdames Zera Hall and Bertha Owen of this place. Funeral services by Rev. J. C. Brandon at Bethel M. E. church, interred in the cemetery at that place. Bullitt Pioneer, 18 Aug 1911.

Julia S. Magruder

Mrs. Julia S. Magruder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Hawkins died in their home on March 19th of tuberculosis. Born in Hardin County, near Elizabethtown, November 29, 1886 and came to Lebanon Junction with her parents about 18 years ago. Married to Clyde V. Magruder, April 21, 1909, and they had made their home with her parents since the first of the year. Funeral in the Baptist Church by Rev. Hunt. Pallbearers: H. Welker, L. Hobson, L. Redmond, L. Whithead, W. Heizer and W. Swearingen. Buried Lebanon Junction cemetery. Survived by her parents, one sister, Mrs. J. H. Wickersham, three brothers, Harvey, Fred and George Hawkins. She had given her heart to her Master during Rev. Cates' revival. Bullitt Pioneer, 31 Mar 1911.

Abigail Pendleton

Mrs. Abigail Pendleton, widow of the late Davey Pendleton, died at her home here Tuesday. She would have been 71 years old the first day of May. Leaves three sons, two daughters, George, John and Henry Pendleton of this place, Mrs. E. D. Jones of Shelbyville, Miss Lula Pendleton, one sister, Mrs. John Barrall, three brothers living, Tom, George and Richard Miller. She was buried at the home graveyard. Bullitt Pioneer, 3 Feb 1911.

J. W. Ridgway

Captain J. W. Ridgway, one of Bullitt County's best known and best loved citizens died at the home of his son, Dr. S. H. Ridgway last Friday evening, after an illness of eight weeks. Death was due to the hardening of the blood vessels and failing of bodily strength, incident to old age. He was almost 84 years old and most of his life had been spent in Bullitt County.

Captain Ridgway was a gentleman of the old school. He held in contempt all that was little and questionable. For sixty years he had been a member of the Masonic Lodge and about that long, a member of the Methodist Church. His daily walk was according to the teachings of those institutions and the commands of God.

His remains were buried in the family cemetery here Cupio the services conducted by the Masonic lodge.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nick Lewis of West Point and five sons, Ben Ridgway of Cloverport, and Robert, Dr. S. H. and Lindsay Ridgway of this county, and Tom Ridgway of Louisville, and one sister, Mrs. James Augustus of South Park.

Captain Ridgway was one of our best loved and most highly honored citizens. His sterling qualities and cheerful nature endeared him to all, young and old alike. Bullitt Pioneer, 17 Feb 1911.

W. Peyton Simmons

W. Peyton Simmons, age 83, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this campaign, died at his home on Salt River, about two miles east of Shepherdsville, last Saturday from the infirmities of old age and a general breakdown. Heart failure was the immediate cause of dissolution. The whole of his long and useful life had been spent on his farm, where he was born and raised. Funeral by Reverend S. P. Martin, buried at Hebron beside his wife, who had preceded him a few years ago. Survived by two daughters Mrs. H. Z. Hardaway, of this county, and Mrs. J. R. Clarkson, of Elizabethtown, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bullitt Pioneer, 16 Jun 1911.

James Franklin Smith

James Franklin Smith, one of Bullitt's oldest and best-known men, died at the ripe old age of 78 at the home of his grandson, Nick H. Hall in Louisville, Tuesday, May 30, 1911 after a lingering illness of many months, of great pain and suffering, which he bored with Christian patience. "Uncle Jim" as he was known, was sent to the home of Mr. Hall on Sunday, and during his short stay with them, his life was made so happy by his cheerful grandson and wife, who watched the dark shadows of the death angel hover over the dear old man and carry him from earth to Heaven. Before departing this life, he took the kind and loving hand of Mrs. Hall and said, "Child, I am not afraid to go, or to leave this old world, no! no! but, I do want so bad to stay with you all a little while to enjoy life a little". He was a father of five children, one of whom has been dead for about 26 years, Mrs. Mina Hall, mother of the grandson at whose house he spent his last days. The others are Mrs. Maggie Mitchell, Waco, Texas, Mrs. Sudie Hall, Louisville, Mrs. Lola Foster, Shepherdsville, and one son, Robert L. Smith of this place. He also leaves 19 grandchildren and ?? great grandchildren. The grandson tenderly removed his remains to Shepherdsville and from there to the family burying ground at the home of W. H. Smith, where he was laid to rest by the side of his wife who departed this life many years ago. Bullitt Pioneer, 9 Jun 1911.

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