Dr. William Lewis Elmore
Dr. William Lewis Elmore, 84, died Sunday morning at his home on the
Grassy Spring pike, in this county. Dr. Elmore was a native of Fayette
county and for more than 30 years practiced medicine in Lexington. At
one time he was a physician at the Eastern Kentucky State Hospital. He
had lived in Woodford county for about 20 years. His only immediate
survivor is his wife, Mrs. Allie Hawkins Elmore. He was an upright man
of broad intelligence, known by his many personal associates as a
friendly, amiable and congenial companion.
Funeral services were held at the grave in the Frankfort cemetery
yesterday at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Charles W. Grant, pastor of
the First Methodist church of Frankfort. Pall-bearers were John Wilson
Townsend, of Lexington; Oscar W. Elmore, Frank Watts, Alexander L.
Edwards, Gene Wilson and Owen Canty.
- Frankfort Cemetery, Franklin County, Kentucky
- William Lewis Elmore, 30 Jan 1856-11 Jan 1942
Allie Hawkins Elmore, 18 Mar 1879-13 Jul 1966
Harvey Wells Killed In Raid On Hawaii
Belated word of the death in the Pearl Harbor bombing of Harvey
Anthony Wells, 24, ship-fitter in the U.S. Navy, was received in a letter
by three brothers and two sisters here yesterday from the victim's wife,
Mrs. Geanne Wells, San Gabriel, Calif.
Mrs. Wells, who received the official notice, said no details had
been given her in the official telegram other than the fact he had been
given temporary burial at the place of his death.
Mr. Wells is a native of Clarkson, Ky. His mother, Mrs. Gertrude
Wells Higdon, Clarkson, also was notified by a letter from Mrs. Wells.
The surviving brothers here are Charles Wells, Wilbur Wells, and William
Lee Wells, and the sisters are Mrs. Floy Taylor and Mrs. Leslie Carman.
Another brother, Eugene Wells, lives at Clarkson.
Mr. Wells enlisted July 19, 1935, and re-enlisted two years ago.
It was the first word his Kentucky relatives had heard of him for several
months. [picture included]
Boy Afraid To Jump Dies in Blazing House
Philadelphia, Jan. 1--Twelve-year-old John Dey, Jr. burned to
death at a second story window of his blazing home today because he was
afraid to jump into a blanket held by four pleading men on the ground.
The boy, his mother, father and two-year-old brother were trapped as
they slept. The mother and the father jumped to safety, the mother
with the baby in her arms. All were injured seriously.
Versailles Aviation Cadet Dies In Air Crash
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon for
Aviation Cadet Milton Owen Elliston Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Elliston, Sr., 257 Montgomery avenue. It was said that the services
were attended by one of the largest assemblies of its kind ever
witnessed in Versailles.
At Oklahoma Base Last Week
Details of the accident which resulted in the death of Cadet Elliston
and his instructor are, as in all such cases, very meager. Little
information concerning such accidents can be gotten from the Army Air
Forces. As both Cadet Elliston and the instructor were killed in the crash,
no one remains alive to tell just how the fatal accident developed.
Cadet Elliston had been at Mustang Field, El Reno, Oklahoma only
about three weeks. He had been transferred to that training field from
San Antonio, Texas, after completing his basic training as an aviation
cadet at Keesler Field, Miss., and at the University of Alabama. At
Mustang Field he was training as a pilot in the Army Air Forces.
Cadet Elliston's body arrived in Lexington Friday night, accompanied
by a member of the Army Air Forces training personnel. It was taken in
charge by the Burdin-Sullivan Funeral Home, of Frankfort, and brought
to the Elliston home on Montgomery avenue in this city.
The deceased cadet was a graduate of the Versailles High school and
a former member of the Versailles football team. After his graduation from
high school, he attended Transylvania College for two years, where he was
a member of the football team and of the Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He
enlisted in the Army Fir Forces in January of this year.
Cadet Elliston is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois Harrod Elliston,
of Frankfort; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Elliston Sr., of
Versailles; a sister, Mr. Floyd B. Roberts, of Ashland; his maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Owen Sr., Woodford county; a niece, Mary
Margaret Roberts, Ashland; two aunts, Mrs. Forest Yocum, Louisville, and
Miss Mary Owen, Woodford county, and two uncles, H. A. Owen Jr.,
Woodford county, and D. G. Owen, Versailles.
Casket bearers included Jimmy Jackson, Leslie Blackburn, Madison
Duncan, Tillie Dunn, Dr. J. M. Adkins, Owen Range, Robert J. Baker and
Ben Hackney. [picture included}
Lt. Wilson Died In Plane Crash
Lieut. Cecil F. Wilson, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson of
Nonesuch community didn't get overseas to join in actual combat with his
buddies of the United States Army Air Forces against the Japanese, but he
will be forever remembered as one of the heros of World War II.
Which Killed 10 Young Fliers
He was killed in a plane crash Wednesday night, July 28 at Biggs
Field, El Paso, Texas on the eve of his departure for combat duty. Lieut.
Wilson received his silver wings and commission as a bombadier-navigater
in the Army Air Forces January 23, 1943 at Williams Field, Chandler,
Arizona. From that time until his death last week he received training
at Biggs Field, preparatory to being with other members of his crew to
one of the battle fronts.
A telegram was received early Thursday morning by Lieut. Wilson's
father, informing him of the death of his son. The telegram was brief
and gave no particulars relating to the plane crash which cost Lieut.
Wilson his life.
"Deeply regret to inform you of the accidental death of 2nd Lieut.
Cecil E. Wilson," the telegram read. "Lieut. Wilson was killed in an
airplane crash on a routine training flight at approximately 7 p.m.
July 28 in the vicinity of Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas."
The message requested instructions relative to shipment of Lieut.
Wilson's body. His father, with the assistance of D. R. Duell, local
undertaker, requested that the body be shipped to Versailles. It was
expected to arrive Monday night and funeral services were set for
2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Clover Bottom Baptist church.
Funeral services were conducted by Dr. D. L. Hargrove, of
Louisville, and the Rev. J. D. Arbuckle, pastor of the Troy Presbyterian
church. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.
Besides his parents Lieut. Wilson is survived by seven sisters,
Misses Mary Wilson, Betty Jo Wilson, Helen Wilson, Dorothy Wilson and
Mrs. Oakley Reynolds, all of Woodford county; Mrs. Andrew Hillard,
Lexington, and Mrs. William Highland, Williamsburg; and four brothers,
Espy and Phillip Wilson, both of Woodford county; Tommy Wilson, of
Franklin county, and Roy F. Wilson, who has been serving in the U. S.
Navy for five years.
The deceased flier entered training in March 1941 at Santa Ana,
California. After receiving his wings and commission he spent a short
leave with his family before resuming training. His father stated this
week that he was supposed to go overseas the last of July but his
departure has been deferred until August 10. [picture included]