(Transcribed from the January 22, 1919 edition of the Adair County News.)

In Memory of Larue P. Hurt

On the morning of Jan. 2, 1919, the Montpelier community was shocked to learn that Mr. Larue P. Hurt had suddenly died at his home at this place.

The deceased was 66 years old and was one of the best citizens that this community ever afforded. Honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow man, a splendid neighbor, always willing and anxious to do the very utmost in his power to alleviate the sufferings of his neighbor in distress, he represented the rare type of citizenship the loss of which is always keenly felt...

The deceased had been for many years a faithful Christian and died in the triumph of his faith...

The deceased was a son of the late Bassett Hurt and had lived nearly all his life in the residence where he died. He had been twice married. He was married to Mary E. Stone Dec. 23, 1875. To this union was born three sons and one daughter: John L. Hurt, now of Brazil, Ind., Bassett Hurt, of Keplerville, Mon., Clarence Hurt, of Stithton, Ky., and Mrs. K.W. Bell, of Montpelier, Ky. His first wife died Sept. 13, 1906. He was married to Elizabeth E. Rosenbaum, widow of the late Elijah Rosenbaum, Jan, 8, 1908.

The funeral services were conducted in a very impressive manner by Eld. H.B. Gwinn, of Russell Springs. The remains were interred in Pleasnat Hill grave yard there to await the judgment morn.

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KY Death Certificate # 00025, deathvol 1919.

Larue Parish Hurt, male, white, married.

Date & place of birth: 2 September 1852, Adair Co. KY.

Date & place of death: 2 January 1919 at 6 a.m., Glensfork, Adair Co. KY.

Age: 66 years, four months, [zero days].

Occupation: Farmer.

Father's name & birth place: William B. Hurt, Adair Co. KY.

Mother's maiden name & birth place: Mariah B_______ [surname badly smudged; see note below.]

Informant: Elizzie B. Hurt, Montpelier KY.

Cause of death: "Supposed to be Heart trouble of some form."

Attending physician: "Sudden death... had no Dr."; certificate /s/ Dr. S.A. Taylor, Montpelier KY.

Date & place of burial: 3 January 1919, "Pleasant Hurt" [see note below.]

Undertaker: J.B. Jones, Columbia KY.


Adair Co. marriage records indicate his father, William Bassett Hurt, married Mary/Mariah Bradshaw, January 1850. Cemeteries of Adair County, Kentucky (Volume 2, page 38) indicates L.P. Hurt was buried in the Pleasant Hill Christian Church cemetery.