Richard M Holt Richard M. Holt, 82, died Thursday night, about 11:30 o'clock, at the Woodford Memorial hospital, following an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Holt was a native of Spencer county, Ky., but had lived in Woodford 67 years. He was a son of Joseph P. and Martha Garnett Holt and was born Oct. 27, 1850.
He came to this county when he was 15 years of age to live with his uncle, William McDonald. From his youth he was engaged in farming and raising livestock. For 40 years he was associated with the Messrs. Graham, father and son, the late James H. Graham and Pruett Graham, of Frankfort, in the operation of extensive farms near McKee's cross-roads, and he was known as a very capable, successful farmer. Mr. Holt moved to Versailles to live 10 or 11 years ago, but continued to look after a farm that he still owned at the time of his death.
In 1877, Mr. Holt was married to Miss Annic C. Harris, the daughter of Notley Harris, of Woodford county. Mrs. Holt died in 1920. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Joseph P. Holt, of Versailles, and Harris Holt, of Pittsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Sallie F. Hall, who lived with her father, five grandsons, Richard Hall and Clinton Hall, of Lexington; Harris Holt, Jr. of Pittsburg; Paynter and Richard M. Holt, of Versailles, and one brother; Peter K. Holt, 81 years old, of Mt. Eden, Ky.
Mt. Holt was a man of high integrity and of strong and positive character. A generous man, a good neighbor and a loyal friend, he has one of those quiet natures which enjoyed companionship but shrank from crowds. He was a kind and indulgent father; a man of strong affections, and those who knew him best were those who loved him most.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Shelburne, pastor of the Christian church, were held at the late residence of Mr. Holt on Elm street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The interment took place in the Versailles cemetery. Pall-bears were Albert Wilson, of Bryantsville; A. L. Edwards, Joe Jesse, A. G. Crutcher, Senator D. C. Naive and Dr. Herbert Newman.
Two Children Die When Fire Destroys Haymow Pikeville, Ky., Oct 9--Six year old Cecil Akers and his three year old sister, Elizabeth, died Tuesday in a fire which destroyed a barn on the Andrew Akers farm near Grethel in the Mud Creek section on the Floyd-Pike county border. First word of the tragedy in the isolated district was brought to Pikeville by a traveling salesman today and the information relayed to the Floyd county coroner of Prestonsburg. The mother of the children was quoted as saying they had been in a maymow of the barn, when she discovered the whole structure was in flames.
Belmont D Brown Belmont D. Brown, 64, of this county, died Saturday at the Woodford Memorial hospital. He underwent a major operation ten days ago. Mr. Brown was born in Franklin County, Ky., January 26, 1870, and was a son of the late Martin and Margaret Hampton Brown. Most of his life was spent in Woodford. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Brown; two daughters, Miss Maudie May Brown and Mrs. J.D. (Anetta) Graviett; three sons, Daniel, Clarence and Jess M. Brown, all of Woodford County. A brother, Mason Brown, Oregon, also survives, with the follow half-brothers: Ike and Lee Brown, Woodford county; James Brown, Kokomo, Ind., and Mark Brown, Harrodsburg, and a half-sister, Miss Eva Brown, Harrodsburg.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Versailles Christian church, and burial followed in the Versailles cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. J. Shelburne, pastor of the church.
Howell Scott Howell Scott, of Frankfort, real estate dealer, died Monday in Louisville. He was a son of the late James Andrew Scott, well-known lawyer, and is survived by his mother and four sisters, Misses Hattie, Emma, Bertha and Clara Scott. The funeral and burial took place at Frankfort yesterday.
Mrs Rebecca Johnson Wright Mrs. Rebecca Johnson Wright, 83, who was born in Woodford county, a daughter of Isaac Johnson, died Saturday at her home in Shelby county, near Bagdad. She was the widow of J. B. Wright. Three daughters and a son survive.
Mrs, Beulah A Franks