21 February 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - John & Roxa Salmon

John G. Salmon, Former Hopkins Clerk, Dies Here


John G. Salmon, Sr., 253 East Center Street, well known retired Madisonville business man and former clerk of Hopkins COunty, died i his home at 8:30 pm Thursday after suffering a heart attack.

Mr. Salmon, 79 years old, had been in decling health for several years.

Mr. Salmon was born Sept 30, 1871, in Christian County, near Empire, the son of the Late Lee and Fannie Salmon. He had been a resident of Hopkins County for practically his entire life.

A democrat, Mr. Salmon served two consecutive terms as Hopkins County court clerk during the years 1913-1921. Prior to that he was associated with the McCleod Store on South Main for several years and in later years was interested in mining properties at Crabtree of the Norton Coal Mining Company.

Mr. Salmon had been a member of Madisonville First Christian Church for many years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Madisonville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in William L. Barnett Funeral Service, East Center Street, with the Rev. J. Edward Cayce, pastor of First Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Roxa Salmon; two sons, Dr. David L. Salmon, St. Petersburg, Florida, and John G. Salmon Jr. 306 East Center Street, Madisonville; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Thorring, Hudson, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Wright, Masonic Home, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The body is at the funeral home.
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Mrs. Roxa Salmon, 83, Dies Here


Mrs. Roxa Helen Salmon, 253 Easat Center Street, died in Kentucky Convalescent Home here at 5:30 pm Thursday. She was 83.

Mrs. Salmon was the widow of the late John G. Salmon Jr., prominent Hopkins County democratic leader and former county Court clerk. Mr. Salmon died December 20, 1950.

Mrs. Salmon had been in declining health for a number of years and had been critically ill since being struck by a truck as she was crossing the street near her home on April 7 of this year.

Born on June 9, 1871 at Nebo, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Winston Eudaley, members of prminent Hopkins County families. She had been a resident of Hopkins County all her life.

S-S Teacher 50 years Mrs. Salmon was a member of Madisonville First Christian Church and had been a Sunday School Teacher for more than fifty years. She was a former member of the Madisonville Eastern Star chapter.

Surviving are a son, John G. Salmon, 312 East Center Street, a daughter, Mrs. henry Thorring, Hudson, Mass.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie currie and mrs. Georgia Ligon, Detroit; Mrs. Floy Payne, Nebo; and Miss Maja Eudaley, Louisville; and a brother, Glenn Eudaley, Galveston, Texas. Another son, Dr. David L. Salmon, died in August 1954 in Florida.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, North Main Street, with the Rev. Oscar T. Nichols, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows cemetery.

The body is at the funeral home.

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