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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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Clyde Clayton Simmons (21 September 1890- 5 May 1949)

Obituary from the Glasgow Times – dated 12 May 1949: Clayton Simmons, 58, assistant postmaster of the Glasgow Post Office for more than 30 years and one of the city’s most highly respected citizens, died early Thursday morning (5 May … 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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A Man and His Castle

Haiden Curd Trigg, known to many as Col. Trigg, was born on 27 May 1834 on his family farm about 4 miles from Glasgow, near present-day Pritchardsville. He was the son of Alanson Trigg and Mary Frances Martin Trigg. His … Continue reading

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An Old Time Journal

The following is an excerpted article, originally written by Samuel Tolle, Editor of Semi-Weekly News, Owensboro, KY. The article was dated 24 March 1898. “On the 13th day of last August, I left my home in Owensboro, KY, in company … Continue reading

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Wanderings – and Wonderings

In case you were wondering, I have decided to go over places I wandered about as a youngster, many years ago now. Some of the places and things I remember are only in my memories now, but oh, those were … Continue reading

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Some of the Good Ones Are Gone

I remember how, when I was a teenager, I always thought this was a sleepy little town, typical of the South. On a Sunday morning the whole town was closed, at least until after noon, in respect for the churchgoers. … Continue reading

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