Mrs. D. J. Howard at Rest
Mrs. Annette Willis Howard, 45, postmaster of Versailles, wife of
Judge David J. Howard, died about 7 o'clock Saturday night at the Good
Samaritan hospital in Lexington. She underwent an operation at the
Woodford Memorial hospital four weeks ago last Friday. Two weeks later
Mrs. Howard was removed to her home. She was taken to Lexington
hospital July 4.
Mrs. Howard, a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Willis,
of Lexington, was born in that city August 8, 1895. She was educated in
the Lexington public schools and at Hamilton College, where she was a
member of the Tri Delta sorority, and attended the Lexington College of
She had lived in Versailles ever since her marriage to Judge Howard
on December 2, 1913. She was a member of the Methodist church and of
the church choir; a member of the Woodford County Woman's Club, the
Study Club and a charter member of the former Woodford County Choral
Club. A great lover of music and possessing a beautiful soprano voice,
Mrs. Howard for many years had given of her time and talent unstintedly
in singing at community entertainments and in the choirs of other
churches besides her own.
Mrs. Howard took an active interest in civic and political affairs
and in December, 1936, she was elected vice chairman of the Woodford
County Democratic Executive Committee. After holding that position for
more than three years, she resigned when she became postmaster.
Mrs. Howard was appointed postmaster of Versailles by President
Roosevelt, upon the recommendation of Senator A. B. Chandler, and took
charge of the postoffice May 16, 1940. She made an excellent record for
efficiency during her short term of 14 months in office.
She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mr. J. O. Van Meter, of
Jackson, Ky., and one brother, Robert L. Willis, of Detroit and
Mrs. Howard possessed a rare and charming personality. She was a
loyal friend and had a very large circle of friends. She was thoughtful
of others and delighted in acts of kindness. She greeted with a smile
everyone with whom she came in contact. She showed splendid courage in
her illness. At this time, when the world is so clouded with anxiety and
sorrow, it is especially sad to lose one who had the spirit always to
smile and the constant desire to give happiness to others.
Funeral services at the Methodist church at 4 o'clock Monday
afternoon were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. A. G. Stone, and the Rev.
M. P. McClure, of Harrodsburg, a former pastor of the church. The church
auditorium and vestibule were crowded and many friends who came were unable
to get into the church. Floral tributes were banked high in the choir
space and on both sides of the chancel and also were in the windows.
Pallbearers were Senator A. B. Chandler, Dr. Paul L. Garrett,
James N. Fisher, E. A. Davis, Gentry McCauley, W. Henry Graddy, W. E.
Congleton and D. H. Thomas. The interment took place in the Versailles
Business houses were closed during the funeral. The flay on the
postoffice building hung at half mast. [picture included]
- Versailles Cemetery, Woodford County, Versailles, Ky
- Annette Willis Howard, 1895-1941
David J. Howard, 1889-1955
Brenda Jo Howard
Versailles, Ky., July 19 (Special)--Funeral services for Brenda
Jo Howard, 10 month-old daughter of Douglas and Adeline Blackburn
Howard of 1209 South Second street, Louisville, will be held at 3 p.m.
Sunday at the home of a great-aunt, Mrs. Dawson Allen, on Montgomery
avenue in this city. Dr. John G. Dickson, pastor of the Versailles
Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Versailles
Cemetery. The child is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Blackburn
of Versailles and of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howard of Lexington.
- Versailles Cemetery, Woodford County, Versailles Ky
- Brenda Jo Howard died July 18, 1941
Bridegroom Drops Dead At His Wedding
New York, June 20--Nineteen year-old Evelyn Schoenfeld bore the
grief of a widow today, completely upset by the death of Harold Landy
in her arms, as a rabbi was intoning words that would have made them
man and wife.
The excitement of marrying the girl of his dreams overlaxed
Harold's heart and caused his death while 200 wedding guests awaited
climax of the ceremony.
Happily they marched before the rabbi. As the ceremony began,
Evelyn and her 21 year-old husband-to-be exchanged smiles. Then Harold
dropped suddenly to the floor. Evelyn sank to her knees at his side
as the wedding guests screamed. Several doctors in the gathering tried
to revive him but the spark of life ebbed while the bride's tears
dampened his pale features.
Three Killed and Two Injured As Crack Train
Two Fayette countians were killed outright today, a third injured
fatally and the two others were hurt seriously when the George
Washington, crack passenger train of the C. and O. Railroad, struck
an automobile at the Walnut Hill crossing in Fayette.
Strikes Motor At Grade Crossing in Fayette
The dead are Isham Rodes Stipp, 62, Winchester-pike farmer, his
wife, Mrs. Bessie Thomas Stipp, 55, and his brother, Greenberry Stipp, 53,
who live on the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Stipp. The injured, taken to the
Good Samaritan hospital, were listed as Jesse Parseall, 20, and Ernest
McCann, 16, Negroes, both of Uttingertown. They suffered multiple
lacerations and bruises, but it was believed they would recover.
The engineer, W. H. Meadows, East High street and Oldham avenue,
reported the train's whistle was blowing and its bell ringing as it
approached the crossing, which is six miles from Lexington. The driver
of the car, thought to have been Mrs. Rodes Stipp, apparently misjudged
the speed of the train and attempted to cross in front of it, the
The fast-moving train stuck the vehicle, a four-door sedan,
broad-side, knocking it approximately 100 feet along the right of way.
The sedan, which turned over several times, came to a halt right-side
up, but its occupants were knocked from it by the impact of the crash.
Wreckage of the vehicle was strewn along the tracks for 200 feet.
Stipp died immediately of a fractured skull and other injuries.
His wife was decapitated, it was reported. The bodies, along with the
injured, were brought to the Union station here by the train, which
arrived 45 minutes late. Greenberry Stipp died of a skull fracture at
10:55 a.m. at the hospital.
The Stipps, whose farm is not far from the crossing, were returning
to it with the two Negroes, workers on the farm, county patrolmen said.
The accident occurred at 7:17 a.m. The automobile, which was demolished,
was brought to Lexington.
W. C. Shackelford, Walnut-Hill pike farmer, who lives within sight
of the crossing, said he was near a window of his home when he heard
the train whistle blow. He looked out the window, he said, and saw the
engine plow into the sedan. He went to the wreck scene and aided in
placing the dead and injured on the train, he said.
County Patrolmen Charles B. Fentress, John Doyle and Gilbert Cravens
were dispatched to the scene and ordered the car brought to Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Stipp are survived by three sons, George Stipp of
Versailles; Edward Stipp of Lexington, and Foster Stipp of Midway.
Mrs. Stipp was a daughter of Alonzo and Mary THomas. Besides her sons,
she is survived by three brothers, George Thomas, Ludlow; Dudley Thomas,
Cincinnati, and Homer Thomas, Louisville and one sister, Mrs. Ora
Besides his children, Isham Rodes Stipp is survived by his father,
Joseph F. Stipp; one brother, J. E. Stipp, of Fayette county; one
sister, Mrs. Mary Stewart of North Middletown, and six grandchildren.
Greenberry Stipp, a widower, besides his brother, sister and
father, is survived by one son, Clyde Stipp of Winchester, and one
daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth Snapp of Winchester. The brothers and Mrs.
Stipp were natives of this section.
The bodies were removed to the C. A. Baker funeral home.
The Lexington-Leader, Lexington, Ky, December 29, 1939.
- Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky
- Isham Rodes Stipp, 31 Oct 1877-29 Dec 1939
- Bessie Stipp, 13 Feb 1884-29 Dec 1939
- Joseph Foster Stipp, 04 Sep 1848-10 Jul 1940
- Calvary Cemetery, Lexington, Ky
- Alonzo Thomas 02 Nov 1857-01 Apr 1930
(Father of Bessie Stipp)
- Joseph Foster Stipp, 04 Sep 1848-10 Jul 1940 [Father]
- [Note: Thanks to Leah Montgomery for submitting the burial
information on the Stipp family.]
Miss Ahring Dies
Miss Emma Ahring, former superintendent of the Woodford Memorial
hospital, died Thursday morning in Louisville, according to word
received here today by friends.
Miss Ahring was a native of Santa Claus, Ind., and was a
Spanish-American War nurse. She was head of the local hospital from
1916 to 1936. Survivors are a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon
in Louisville with burial in the Rest Haven cemetery, there.
Death Comes to U. K. Girl In Car Wreck
Versailles, Ky., Nov. 28 (Special)--Miss Anne Douglas McCown, 20,
University of Kentucky senior and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C.
McCown of the McCracken pike, Woodford county, was killed about 2 o'clock
this morning when a car in which she and three other University students
were enroute to Jacksonville, Fla., overturned on a curve near
Miss McCown's three companions suffered only minor bruises and
shock. They were listed as Miss Allison Hearne of Princeton; Charles
Nuckols Jr. of Midway, and Wiley Bennett of Orlando, Fla.
Members of Miss McCown's family stated today that the group left
Lexington Thursday afternoon and was planning to visit friends at
A press dispatch from Hawkinsville quoted State Trooper R. I.
Crawford as saying that the car turned over several times after failing
to make a curve. The officer stated that her companion gave Miss
McCown's address as the Chi Omega house, Lexington.
Miss McCown would have graduated from the University next June.
She was enrolled in the College of Agriculture, seeking a major in
animal husbandry. She was a member of Chi Omega, and was treasurer of
the University chapter of the sorority; a member of Block and Bridle,
animal husbandry honorary fraternity; Alma Magna Mater and the 240 Club
at the University. She attended schools at Lexington and Frankfort
and graduated from Margaret Hall school at Versailles before entering
Survivors include her parents, THomas C. and Marie Louise Kellogg
McCown; a sister, Marie Louise McCown, who is a student at Eastern
Teachers College at Richmond; the paternal grandfather, Albert K.
McCown, Woodford county, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. C. Kellogg, Richmond.
The body will be taken to the Kellogg residence at Richmond.
Funeral services will be conducted at the grave in the Richmond
cemetery at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
McGuire Rites Set For Friday
Funeral services for Henry S. McGuire, 57, Lexington attorney, who
died at 8 o'clock Wednesday night at the Good Samaritan hospital, will be
held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Redding-McCarney funeral home,
800 East Main Street. The Rev. W. E. Sweeney, pastor of the Broadway
Christian church, will officiate, assisted by Dr. J. Archer Gray, pastor
of Everybody's church. Burial will be in the Lexington cemetery.
Mr. McGuire's death followed an illness and a major operation to
which he submitted Nov. 13. For the past few days no hope had been held
for his recovery. The body today was removed from the funeral home to
the residence at 148 Ransom avenue.
Mr. McGuire had been retained as an attorney for Robert Anderson of
Louisville, one of three men under indictment in the Lexington County
Club slaying of Marion Miley, nationally known golf star, and her mother,
Mrs. Elsie Ego Miley. Trial of the men has been set for Dec. 8.
Mr. McGuire had been a practicing attorney in Lexington for the
past 15 years, having moved here from Winchester. Prior to becoming
engaged in private practice he served for three years as assistant
United States prosecuting attorney.
Prominent in the REpublican party, Mr. McGuire took an active part
in the conventions and campaigns in this locality. He was a member of
the Knights of Pythias, the Masonic Blue Lodge, was a Knights Templar
and a Shriner. He was a member of the Broadway Christian church.
After attending rural schools in his native county and the
Beattyville high school, Mr. McGuire enrolled for a two-year course at
Sue Bennett Memorial school at London, Ky. This was followed by
study at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., until his junior
year, when he transferred to the University of Louisville, where he
was graduated in 1907.
He started private practice in Beattyville, but three days after
opening his office he was elected city attorney, and continued to
serve in that office until elected county attorney, an office in which
he served four years.
In November, 1918, Mr. McGuire moved to Winchester where he
practiced for five years.
A son of the late Archibald B. and Helen M. Treadway McGuire, he
was born in Booneville, Owsley county, Oct. 5, 1883. His father was
a prominent farmer and merchant in Lee and Owsley counties and served as
county clerk and clerk of the court.
Mr. McGuire's survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lola G. Moran
McGuire; one son, Henry S. McGuire, Jr., assistant bacteriologist at the
University of Kentucky, and four brothers, Scott T. McGuire, Berea;
William McGuire, Lewisville, Ind; John McGuire, Newcastle, Ind., and
C. B. McGuire, Louisville. [picture included]
- Lexington Cemetery, Fayette County, Lexington, Ky
- Henry S. Mcguire, 05 Oct 1883-26 Nov 1941
Two Sisters Die In River, Bodies Found
Nicholasville, Ky., July 4 (Special)--Double funeral services will
be held at the Buyn and Kurtz funeral home at 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon for two sisters--Mary Margaret Cook, 16, and Imogene Cook,
13--who drowned about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Kentucky River
near Brooklyn Bridge. The Rev. J. T. Stallings of the Nicholasville
Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove
The deaths brought to three the number of young persons drowned
in the muddy waters of the river within 24 hours. Jack Delon Spencer,
15, of Lexington, drowned late Wednesday afternoon while swimming
The two girls, both unable to swim, drowned when the younger
waded into deep water and her sister leaped from a boat in response to
her cries for help. Both sank from sight about 100 yards down-stream
from the bridge and about 30 yards from where their brother and two
other people were swimming.
The three swimmers--Neal Cook, 11; Mrs. Myrtle Fain, about 35, and
her daughter, Charlene Cliff Fain, 10--were unable to reach the victims
before the latter disappeared below the surface.
John Drury, 21, and his brother, Otis, 14, ran from their home a
short distance from the river and dived several times in an attempt to
locate the bodies.
Jessamine County Sheriff Everett Dean stated that Mrs. Thomas
Houp and Mrs. Lula Drury also witnessed the tragedy. The women were
seated on the porch of the Drury home at the time.
The body of the older girl was taken from the river about 5
o'clock by Clay Horn, one of the 15 volunteers who dragged the stream
with grappling hooks. The other body was recovered two hours later by
Andrew (Peck) Corman of Jessamine county, another member of the
volunteer crew. Both bodies were found near the same spot, about 30
feet from the Jessamine county shore near where they disappeared. Mary
Margaret was a student at Wilmore high school and would have been a
member of the next year's graduating class. Her sister was an eighth
grade pupil at the Wilmore school.
Besides their parents, survivors include three sisters, Misses
Evelyn, Jessie and Georgia Cook, the latter a floor supervisor at the
Good Samaritan hospital at Lexington; six brothers, William, Elza,
Neal, Clark, Calvin and Logan Cook, and their grandmother, Mrs. E. L.
Lowry, all of Nicholasville.
The bodies were removed to the Guyn and Kurtz funeral home.