Tag Archives: Burkesville KY

ASSASSINATED – Policeman R T Thurman Slain – Looks Like Murder Most Foul – 18 September 1914

The following information was gathered from several newspaper accounts of the era. “Robert T. Thurman, policeman of Glasgow, was murdered between 12 and 1 o’clock Friday morning (18 September 1914) on West Main street, about a half block from the … Continue reading

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John Marion “Pa” Nelson 17 March 1867 – 31 July 1956

Obituary from the Glasgow Times – year 1956 John was born in Burkesville (KY) where his father, Nick Nelson, was ferry man at a place called Neeley’s Ferry on the Cumberland River. Nick died in November 1878. Amanda Firquin Nelson … Continue reading

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Postscript – The Frank family

While researching for this next article on the Cholera of 1853, I was going through my personal records here at home, and found some old records I had on the Frank family I had forgotten I had. It’s a shame … Continue reading

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