Tag Archives: John Miller Dugard

Uncle Georgie – 12 March 1896

From the Glasgow Times 18 March 1896: “An accident which cost young George Dugard his life occurred on his father’s farm in the vicinity of Bailey’s store at about 9 o’clock last Thursday morning. Young Dugard was assisting his father … Continue reading

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A Boy and His Dog – The Bobby Coomer Story – June 1954

This is taken from an article that aired in the Glasgow Times, date Thursday 17 June 1954. Keep in mind that the street addresses are not for the East Washington Street right off the Public Square. Until the 911 system … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Naughty Ladies

I am about to embark on a series of short tales, mainly obituary type articles that ran in the newspaper at the time of the occurrence, and I will try to add dates as I am able. The series will … Continue reading

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My Uncle Was a Bootlegger…Jacksonville 1923

So the story goes, my maternal grandmother had a very tragic early life. She was 9 years old when her mother and a brother died in the 1918 Flu epidemic. John Miller Dugard had six children without a mother, and … Continue reading

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Defacing Signposts of the Dead

I have discussed all manner of things that teenagers, and adults as well, get up to when they are bored. It takes a certain type of person to enjoy the bizarre, the macabre, a certain thrill from chasing after ghosts … Continue reading

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family legends part 2

As I left you at the last post, I had mentioned the devastation of the 1918 Flu epidemic bringing to life the legend of the Dead Wagon.  Kentucky passed a state law prohibiting public funerals, and schools closed during the outbreak.  … Continue reading

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family legends

The most well known legends in the world today started as a family story to pass the time, around the fire, back when there was no radio and television.  Almost all legends have some basis in fact, though many are … Continue reading

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