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James Bryson is Dead

“James Bryson, a once prominent citizen of Portsmouth, died a few days ago at Brick Union, Kentucky, opposite Haverhill, aged 71 years.” “Mr. Bryson many years ago erected a flour mill near where the Grand Opera House now stands and afterwards operated a distillery in Kentucky as a member of the firm Brown, Bryson & …

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Greenup Man Killed by Fall of Slate

“James Murphy, age 57 years, a well-known Greenup county man, was killed by a fall of slate in the mines of the Main Island Creek Coal Company at Barnabus, West Virginia, several days ago. The remains arrived in Ironton and were intrerred in Lawrence cemetery. Reverend Sampson conducted the funeral. This is the third member …


The Short Life of George Royal

“Just so drunk was George Royal that he staggered against Robert Foster, a youth from Carey’s Run, Saturday afternoon and then seized the lad by the throat and began choking him. Officer Harry Dunham happened along and picked up Royal and took him to the city jail.” George Royal’s World War I Draft Registration Card …


The Passing of John Oscar Royal

“A former Portsmouth resident, John O. Royal, 72 of Cedarville Route 2, died Monday in a Xenia hospital.” “A native of Greenup County, Kentucky, he was a member of the South Shore Church of Christ. He was a retired employee of the Detroit Steel Corporation in New Boston.” “Surviving are his wife Hattie; three daughters, …


The Passing of Mrs. June Royal

“Death Sunday claimed Mrs. June Royal at the General hospital at the age of 34 following an operation Saturday. She resides at 822 Murray street but has lived in South Portsmouth, Kentucky, virtually all her life. She is survived by her husband, John Royal, and five children, Carl, Opal, Lorain, Leroy and George. Her mother, …


The Death of Lebern T. Sexon

“Lebern Tyree Sexton, 37, a Norfolk & Western Railway worker, died suddenly Monday at 12:45 at his home in Fullerton.” “Mr. Sexton had become ill at work and had stopped to consult a physician in Portsmouth before returning home where he died. Death was attributed to a heart attack.” “Mr. Sexton was born in Letitia, …

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