Tag Archives: Glasgow Times

Gibson Tragedy – 23 February 1953

From the Glasgow Times Thursday 26 February 1953 “Joint funeral services were conducted 25 February 1953 for a Metcalfe Co. grandfather and 3 of his grandchildren who were fatally burned Monday when fire swept his farmhouse at Cofer, about 10 … Continue reading

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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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Tragedy at the Sawmill – 30 September 1902

The following is a newspaper article in its entirety. You are hereby forewarned that this is a graphic account of a saw mill explosion and the aftermath. Glasgow Weekly Times 3 October 1902 Five killed in boiler explosion. The boiler … Continue reading

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Unraveled Between the Bed Slats

20 September 1934 – New Trial Asked by the Payne Sisters Glasgow Times’ article “Notie Dunbar and Dora Payne, sisters, sentenced to 31 and 10 years, respectively, by a jury in Circuit Court Monday, for the murder of their father, … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Corn Stalk Militia

From an article in the Glasgow Times, dated 9 November 1961 by Jimmy Simmons “The oldest military force in Kentucky was the Militia. Kentucky has had a militia since the time of Boone and Harrod. Even today the State Constitution … Continue reading

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A Visit to Munford-Crenshaw Cemetery

In the June 7 1934 Glasgow Republican it is noted: “Rev. John Mulkey was buried here, but when Front Street was extended it cut into the graveyard, and WL Porter, at his own expense, had his body moved to Old … Continue reading

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