22 June 2012

Roxa Eudaley Salmon Obituary (1955)

  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 Winstead 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. **Madisonville Messenger (Hopkins County, Kentucky), Friday, 27 MAY 1955, Pg. unk

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