28 June 2012

John G. Salmon Obituary (1950)

  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. **Madisonville Messenger (Hopkins County, Kentucky), Tuesday, 8 Dec 1950, Pg. unk

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