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Snow Blamed in Two Deaths at Vanceburg

“Two deaths in rural Lewis County Thursday were blamed on the last week’s bitter weather and road-clogging snow, which prevented doctors from reaching the patients.” “Joseph King, 65, died of pneumonia at his home on Oak Ridge about 2 PM Thursday as his family struggled home with medicine through roads described as ‘bad at best.’” …

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Oliver Piatt Captured at Vanceburg

“Oliver Piatt is in jail, charged with cutting Ulysses Grant Chapman with a knife. The trouble occurred April 26th, at a dance on Rocky Fork.” “Piatt skipped to Kentucky immediately after the cutting and has been living near Vanceburg. A warrant was issued from Squire Hall’s court and Constable Shields has been trailing Piatt. Tuesday …

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The Murder of Frank Ginn

“Vanceburg, September 21- A posse headed by Deputy Sheriff CF Ferguson is searching in the vicinity of Vanceburg for Jesse Carrington, who is wanted by authorities in connection with the shooting Saturday night of Frank Ginn, 49, at the Ginn home at Charters.” “Carrington, who lived with Ginn, came home at 7 after he had …


1953: Indian School House

A photo of a one-room schoolhouse on Kentucky Route 377, locally known as Indian, in Lewis County, Kentucky. Teacher, Janie Miracle (far right) stands with her class in front of the school. The photograph was developed by Fowler’s of Portsmouth, Ohio, on May 12, 1953.


Death Claims Woman at Age of 101 Years

“Mrs. Sarah Johnson said to be the oldest woman in Lewis county, Kentucky, died several days ago at her home near Vanceburg. Mrs. Johnson was 101 years old, according to relatives. She leaves three daughters and five sons. Her husband, Joseph Johnson, died 15 years ago. Mrs. Johnson, despite her remarkable age, enjoyed splendid health …


Mrs. Elsie Emma Petty

Mrs. Elsie Emma Simpler Tolle Tomblin Petty Obituary “Vanceburg, February 22 – Mrs. Elsie Emma Petty, 56, widow of Clarence Petty, died of complications at her home in East Vanceburg at 2 PM Wednesday. She had been bedfast eight months.” “Born August 11, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Evans …


Happy Valentine’s Day

An undated Valentine’s Day card from a collection of letters between Miss Audrey Bruce, of Vanceburg, Kentucky, and Earl Franklin Kenyon of Sandy Springs, Ohio. Mr. Kenyon, a former employee of US Shoe, for many years, operated the ferry line between Sandy Springs and Vanceburg.