Adair County Obituaries & Death Certificates

 

Adair County Vital Statistic Records, 1906 ‑ 1907 ‑‑ Deaths

 

The header card  for the two microfilmed pages from which these transcriptions were done states the records are for 1906‑1907, but only about 20 percent of the recorded deaths are for 1906. None of the 20 or 21 deaths which occurred as a result of the Gradyville flood of June, 1907 were included in the original pages.

The sequence of information for each entry is as follows: Name, color, age, gender, marital status (omitted for children), occupation (if given), death date, cause of death, place of birth, residence, & death, and names & birthplace(s) of parents.

Underlining indicates transcribed words & names are as found in the original document; question marks indicate uncertain interpretation; & information in bracketed italics comes from other sources.

Beard, Mary J., white, 69, female, married, Feb. 10, 1907, pneumonia, born Green Co., residence / death Adair Co., Reason & Mary Beard*, father's birthplace unknown, mother born Ky. [* Her obituary in the Feb. 12, 1907 Adair County News noted that she was the wife of Jno. Hall Beard and the sister of James P. Beard.]

[Corbin], unnamed, white, 10 days, male, July 16, 1907, cause unknown, born / residence / death Adair Co., Frank & Silva Corbin, father born Ky., mother born Ill.

Cave, Albert C., white, three years, male, Nov. 9, 1906, Membranous croup, born / residence / death Adair Co., J.B. & Sally Cave, both born Ky.

Bennett, Ethel N., white, 1 years, female, July 28, 1907, fever, born / residence / death Adair Co., H.C. & B.H. Bennett, both born Ky.

Dudgeon, Asenath P., white, 75, female, married, April 6, 1907, Old age & paralysis, born Virginia, residence / died Adair Co., Stewart & Polly Hutchison, both born Va.

Hopkins, John, white, 76, male, married, farmer, June 3, 1907, dropsy, born Ky., residence / died Adair Co., John D. & Sally Hopkins, both born Ky.

Wadkins*, Nancy, white, 82, female, widow, Aug. 14, 1907, cancer, born / residence Adair Co., died Kentucky, parents' names and place(s) of birth unknown. [* An eulogy in the Sept. 4, 1907 Adair County News stated that Nancy E. Watkins (maiden name not given) was born June 15, 1825; that she married W.F. Watkins in 1841; and that her remains were removed to Russell County to be interred in "the old Jericho grave yard." The eulogy was written by her granddaughter, Codcia Caffee.]

Vanhoy, Connie E. [uncertain of interpretation of given name], white, one year, female, July 16, 1907, spinal meningitis, born / residence / death Adair Co., W.C. & Delie Vanhoy, both born Ky.

McFarland, Sallie L., white, 36, female, married, Feb. 10, 1907, stomach trouble, born / residence / death Adair Co., W.H. & Rebecca Jones, father born Ga., mother born Ky.

Smith, M.M., white, 59, female, married, August 23, 1907, complicated diseases, born / residence / death Adair Co., James & Myra Sharp, both born Ky.

Bumgarner, T.J., white, 62, male, married, farmer, June 12, 1907, born Virginia [??; either the word "Virginia" has been written over, or "Virginia" has been written over another word], residence / death Adair Co., Henry & Nancy Bumgarner, father born Tenn., mother born Va.

Bridgewater, Nelson, black, 60, male, widower, farmer, Jan. 30, 1907, cause unknown, birthplace unknown ["unknown" written over another word], residence / death Adair Co., parents' names & place(s) of birth unknown.

White, George, black, 72, male, widower, farmer, July 12, 1907, cause unknown, born Kentucky, residence / death Adair Co., parents' names & place(s) of birth unknown.

Pike, John E. [or C.], white, 74, male, married, farmer, Oct. 26, 1906, heart trouble, born /residence / death Adair Co., James & Ann Pike, both born Va.

Watson, Valier, white, eight weeks, female, Nov. 26 1906, unknown, born / residence / death Adair Co., Jessie & Mary Watson, both born Ky.

Hardin [or Harden], Annie, white, one month, female, Sept. 6, 1907, brain fever, born / residence / death Adair Co., J.A. & Onie Harden, both born Ky.

Slaughter, William, white, 83, male, widower, farmer, April 17, 1907, old age, born Tenn., residence / death Adair Co., Edward Slaughter, Va.; mother's name not given, her birthplace unknown.

Monday, Maggie J., white, 54, female, married, Feb. 25, 1906, cancer, born Ark., residence / death Adair Co., Milton & Bettie Alexander, both born Va.  

McWhorter, Leeoli [uncertain of interpretation of given name], black, 17, female, married, Feb. 6, 1906, typhoid fever, born Taylor Co., residence / death Adair Co., Mattie Sanders, Ky.; father's name not given, his birthplace unknown.

Goode, Ovus [or Ovas], white, one year, male, July 26, 1907, croup,  born / residence / death Adair Co., L.M. & Ida Goode, both born Ky..

Jones, J.S., black, 92, male, single, farmer, Aug. 6, 1907, grippe, born Md. [or Ma.? or Mo.?], residence / death Adair Co., Sarah Jones; father's name not given, place of birth unknown for both.

Coffey, Susan, white, 76, female, widow, Nov. 20, 1906, pneumonia, born Kentucky,  born / residence / death Adair Co., parents' names and place(s) of birth unknown. [An obituary in the Dec. 5, 1906 Adair County News stated she was born Feb. 12, 1830, in Stanford, Ky.; that her maiden name was Susan Dudderar; and that she married Warren Coffey on Sept. 14, 1852.]

Cooper, Stella B., white, one year, female, Jan. 11, 1907, spinal trouble,  born / residence / death Adair Co., J.A. & Frances Cooper, both born Ky.

Russell, T.J., white, 24, male, married, farmer, Aug. 26, 1907, typhoid fever, born Casey ["Casey" appears to be written over "Adair"] Co., residence / death Adair Co., J.B. & Charlottie Russell, both born Ky.

Haskins, Victoria, black, 24, female, married, Nov. 17, 1906,  born / residence / death Adair Co., J.I. & Lucilla Jones, both born Ky.

Haskins, Mary E., black, two years, female, April 17, 1907, consumption, born Kentucky, residence / death Adair Co., Maga* [uncertain of interpretation] & Victoria Haskins, both born Ky. [* His name appears to be Magah in the 1880 Adair County census.]

Crow [or Craw], William, white, 47, male, married, farmer, Aug. 13, 1907, typhoid fever, born Kentucky,  residence / death Adair Co., Ben & Callis Crow, both born Ky.

[Ferguson], unnamed, white, five hours, female, Sept. 21, 1906, cause unknown, born / residence Adair Co., died Ark. [word "Ark." is very faint, as if rubbed out, but there are no ditto marks indicating place of death was the same as the previous entry (Adair Co.)], Joel & C.C. Ferguson, both born Ky.

Sallee, Mariah C., white, 71, female, widow, June 14, 1907, paralysis, born / residence / death Adair Co., Jacob & Rhoda Sallee, father born Va., mother born Ky.

[Bailey], unnamed, black, three hours, male, March 10, 1907, unknown, born / residence /death Adair Co., Green & F.L. Bailey, both born Ky. 

Cave, Mary E., white, 36, female, married, June 22, 1907, conjestion, born / residence / death Adair Co., Mathew & Mary Robertson, both born Ky.

Murrell, Geo. B., white, 62, male, married, farmer, June 11, 1907, flux, born / residence /death Adair Co.,William & S.A. Murrell, both born Va.

Scott, J. Mc., white, 36, male, married, "newspaper," August 4, 1907, "was murdered*," born Clinton Co., residence Adair[??], died Ark., Thomas & Sarah Scott, both born Ky. [*Mr. James P. Mc. Scott was working as editor of the Helena, Ark. Daily World newspaper when he was shot to death. His remains were returned to Adair County for interment in the Garnett (his wife's) Family Cemetery.]

Webb, Malinda, black, 75, female, widow, July 25, 1907, tumor, born Adair Co. [the word "Adair" appears to be written over another word], residence / death Adair Co., Mariah Miller, born Ky.; father's name not given, his birthplace unknown.

Miller, J.A.*, white, 69, male, married, farmer, May 14, 1907, heart trouble, Russell [very uncertain of interpretation; appears to be one word written over another] Co., residence / death Adair Co., John & Jane Miller, both born Ky. [* The May 22, 1907 Adair County News gave his name as Jacob Miller and his death date as May 15; and stated  he had removed from Russell to Adair Co. "a few years ago," and that he was a veteran of the Civil War (Union.)]

Crawhorn, Mary C., white, two years, female, Nov. 20, 1906, pneumonia, born / residence / death Adair Co., Rufus & E.C. Crawhorn, both born Ky.                                             

Sullivan, Cecil, white, three months, female, July 17, 1907, unknown, born / residence / death Adair Co., Walter & Pearl Sullivan, both born Ky.

Kemp, James H., white, 68, male, married, farmer, Sept. 13, 1907, chrosis, born / residence/ death Adair Co.,Wyatt & Polly Kemp, father born Va., mother born Gradyville, Ky. [Also see two entries below for Kemp.]

Rodgers, Margaret, white, 69, female, widow, Sept. 27, 1907, fever, born / residence / death/Adair Co., no information given about parents.

Kemp, L.P.*, white, 54, male, married, farmer, March 1, 1907, consumption, born / residence / death Adair Co., Wyatt & Polly Kemp, father born Va., mother born Gradyville,

Ky. [* The first initial is plainly an "L", but the Gradyville community newsletter in the March 6, 1907 Adair County News referred to him as Thomas P. Kemp and stated he was "about sixty years." Also see one entry above & one below for Kemp.]

Blaydes, Etta, white, 26, female, married, May [date not given], 1907, consumption, born / residence / death Adair Co., John & Cat Rock, father born Ky., mother born Keltner [Adair Co.], Ky.

Blaydes, Steve, white, 63, male, married, farmer, Feb. 4, 1907, drowned*, born Metcalf_ Co., residence / death Adair Co., Dafney Blades, only name given, both parents born Metcalf_ Co. [* His death, as reported in the Feb. 6, 1907 Adair County News, was attributed to heart trouble.]

Moss, Lena [or Tena], white, 20, female, single, June 7, 1907, consumption, born / residence/ death Adair Co., John & Nancy Moss, father born Adair Co., mother born Tenn.

Parson, Salley, white, 50, married, Nov. 3, 1907, spinal trouble, born / residence / death Adair Co.,Elzy & Pearly [or Peachy??] Rodgers, father born Va., mother born Adair Co.

Coffey, M.M., white, four months, female, death date unknown, consumption, born / residence / death Adair Co., Wes & Lillie Coffey, both born Adair Co.

Kemp, Joseph, white, 60, male, widower, farmer, April 11, 1907, consumption, born / residence / death Adair Co., Wyatt & Polly, both born Adair Co. [Also see two entries above for Kemp.]

Sherley, [unnamed], white, eight days, male, Sept. 15, 1907, cause not stated, born / residence / death Adair Co., Geo. & Lally[??] Sherley, both born Adair Co.        

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Coomer, Monroe, white, two years, male, June 14, 1907, stomach trouble, born / residence/ death Adair Co., Wes. & Ha‑‑‑‑t [looks like Haysect but probably is Harriet] Coomer, both born Adair Co.

Johnston, Mary A., white, 30, female, single, April 8, 1907, consumption, born / residence / death Adair Co., W.E. & Sallie Johnston, both born Adair Co.

Beard, C.T.* white, 48, female, married, Jan. 23, 1907, neuralgia, born Adair Co.,  residence/ death Neatsburg [Adair Co.], E.T. & S.C. Winfrey, both born Adair Co. [* A brief obituary in the Jan. 30, 1907 Adair County News gave her name as Cass White, stated she was the wife of J.A. Beard, and that she was 45.]

Cabell, Mary, white, four years [there is a very faint "5" to the immediate left of the "4"], female, farmer, June 28, 1907,  born Adair Co., residence Dunnville [Casey Co.],  died Adair Co., L.C. & Nannie Cabell, father born Adair, mother's place of birth not legible [possibly "Adair" written over "Tenn."]

Burton, Sarah E., white, 40*, female, married, farmer, July 24, 1907, paralysis, born Adair Co., residence Purdy [Adair Co.], death Adair Co., J.A. & M.J. Anderson, both born Tenn. [* The July 31, 1907 Adair County News gave her age as 46.]

Henson, M.B.,white, ‑0 [first digit of age illegible], female, married, farmer, May 18, 1906, fever, born [appears to be Adair written over Casey] Co., residence Eunice [Adair Co.], death Adair Co., James & S.J. Roberts, birthplace of father not given, mother born Casey Co.

Henson, N.J., white, 25, female, single, farmer, Oct. 6, 1906, fever, born [appears to be Casey written over Adair] Co., residence Eunice [Adair Co.], death Adair Co., J.W. & M.B. Henson, both born Casey Co.

Powell, Edward, white, one year [it appears the age was first written as 25, then rubbed out], male, date of death not given, croup, born Adair [appears to be Adair written over Russell] Co.,  residence Cray Craft [Adair Co.], died Adair Co., J.H. & Mamie[??] Powell, both born Adair Co.

Cook, J.W., white, one year [the digit "1" is very faint], male, farmer, April 20, 1907, fever, born Adair Co., residence Kerns [Adair Co.],  died Adair Co., N.F. & Margaret Cook, father born Adair Co., mother born Pulaski Co.

Powell, L., white, 65, female, married, Dec. 20, 1906, consumption, born Russell Co., residence McGaha [Adair Co.], died Adair Co., parents' names and place(s) of birth not given.

Whited, L.E., white, 65, female, married, date & cause of death not given, born Tenn., residence Kerns [Adair Co.], parents' names and place(s) of birth not given.

Bryant, Lucian, white, age not given, male, single, July 23, 1907, hives, born Adair Co., residence McGaha [Adair Co.], died Adair Co., L. & M.L. Bryant, both born Adair Co.

Evans, J.H., white, 83 [not certain of interpretation of first digit], female*, married, July 19, 1907, old age, born Adair Co., residence Edith [Adair Co.], died Adair Co., Ben & Mary Evans, both born Adair Co. [* The obituary in the July 24, 1907 Adair County News gave the name of the deceased as James H. Evans, his age as 84, and noted that he was survived by his wife & eight children.]

White, J.T., race not indicated, 54, male, married, farmer, June 22, 1907, fever, born Adair Co., residence / death Neatsburg, A.J. & J.J. [or J.Y.] White, both born Adair.