Versailles, Ky., April 20--Services for Josiah Carter, 92, former
Woodford county farmer, who died Sunday at Dayton, Ohio, will be held
at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Duell's funeral chapel. The Rev. C. B. Meininger
will officiate and burial will be in the Versailles cemetery.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wheeler Belt, Lexington; two sons,
Wade Carter, Dayton, Ohio, and Pitman Carter, Cincinnati; three sisters,
Mrs. Ella Adams, Woodford county; Mrs. Laura Belle Strange, Jessamine
county, and Mrs. Sam McGaughey, Dayton, Ohio, and two grandchildren.
The body will be brought to the funeral home tonight.
Charles A. Wilson Died At Anderson Residence
Lawrenceburg, Ky., Aug. 30--Charles Alvin Wilson, 36, resident
on his father's farm five miles north of here on Highway 151, fatally
shot himself in the head with a shotgun about 6 o'clock this morning
at the back door of the residence, Coroner Clarence Watts reported.
Members of the family attributed the act to ill health. Mr. Wilson had
scarlet fever in the spring and suffered a paralytic stroke a few weeks
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Powell Wilson; four
children, Edward, Charles Alvin Jr., John William and Peggy Lou Wilson;
two sisters, Miss Dorothy Wilson, Woodford county, and Mrs. James
Saffell, Frankfort; his father, W. H. Wilson, Woodford county, and his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Major, Lawrenceburg.
The body was removed to the Gordon funeral home at Lawrenceburg.
Native Woodford Countian
Mrs. Delores Dragoo Conner, wife of Carl Conner, was killed in an
auto crash, Monday, which also took the lives of three others, including
her husband. The wreck occurred on Clays Ferry hill in Madison county.
One of Four Killed In Crash
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Dragoo, of Dry Ridge
pike, Woodford County, and was married to young Mr. Conner in September
1939. She graduated from Versailles High School in 1935 and later
completed a course in nursing.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Kerr Funeral Home,
Lexington with Rev. A. W. Fortune and Rev. Mark Collins officiating.
Burial was in Lexington cemetery.
Cpl. Edwin L. Stevens
Cpl. Edwin L. Stevens, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Stevens,
330 Park avenue, was killed in action in the Southwest Pacific, Sept.
24, according to word from the War Department. Corporal Stevens, who
had been in service since April, 1943, was a gunner. Besides his
parents, he is survived by two brothers, Robert and Everett Stevens,
and a sister, Mrs. Madelyn McKenna.
Rear Admiral Dies in Pearl Harbor Attack
Washington, Dec. 10--The navy announced tonight that Rear Admiral
Isaac Campbell Kidd was killed during the Japanese attack at Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii, Sunday. He was in command of a battleship division of
the Pacific fleet. It did not disclose the name of his flagship, on
which he presumable was aboard.
Admiral Kidd was born in Cleveland March 26, 1884. He was graduated
from the naval academy in 1906.
Navy Announces Deaths of Eight Kentuckians
Washington, Sept. 22--Eight Kentuckians have been killed in action
the Navy Department announced today. The list included:
Cpl. Carl O. Fultz, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl J. Fultz, Louisville.
Pfc. Lee R. Gray, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of James
Pfc. Willard O. Higgs, U.S. Marine Crops, son of Perry Higgs
Pfc. Sam Howard, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of Mrs. Bessie
Thacker, Leburn and ward of Mrs. Mary B. Mastin, Versailles.
Sgt. William M. Jennings, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William M. Jennings, Louisville.
Pfc. Fred M. Jones, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of Mrs.
Stella Day, Harlan.
Pfc. Harry E. Kable, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of Mrs.
Bertha E. Kable, Bellevue.
Pfc. Fred R. Kelsay, U. S. Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lonnie Kelsay, Stanford road, Danville.