Monday, November 28, 2011

Dycusburg Gets New Telephone System Installed

After some twenty years without telephone service in and around Dycusburg, Ky., the people are again able to call up their neighbors for a chat or call a doctor by long distance.

The Salem Telephone Company has a newly installed line to Dycusburg which at present has ten subscribers and more to be added later as material becomes available.

The Salem Company is planning to install some hundred or more telephones in that community and are also planning on a dial system which will make service more prompt and also make it possible to serve more subscribers. The telephone company is owned by Bill Boswell and William Butler who service and install their own equipment. They have a very efficient Mrs. Boswell as operator at the board.

Source: Livingston Leader, Thurs., 28 Aug 1947 - page 1
Photo source: Seattle Municipal Archives from Seattle, WA (used for illustrative purposes only)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Obituary: Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver
March 3, 1952 - November 17, 2011

Mr. Steve "Pee Wee" Oliver, 59, Fredonia, KY died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM at the Caldwell Medical Center ER. He was a carpenter, formerly the fire chief of Fredonia and a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Steve is survived by his mother, Geraldine Riley Olver, Marion, KY, son and daughter-in-law: Zak and Kelly Oliver, Caldwell County, KY, daughter and son-in-law: Darrah and Rusty Crawford, Paris, TN, brother, Michael Oliver, sister, Lori Tyson, Greenwood, IN and seven grandchildren, Laynee Thornton, Aden Crawford, Greyson Crawford, Levin Crawford, Alex Oliver, Isaac Fraliex, Mia Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Oliver.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 AM at Morgan's Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Cannon officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Sunday at Morgan's Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rowland Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Genealogy Query: Andrew Jackson Fincher

I have a letter dated October 11, 1889 on stationery from the Marion Roller Mills, office of J.B. Kevil and A. U. Lamb. The letter is from my great-great grandfather, Andrew Jackson Fincher to his wife concerning the condition of his son, John.

John's legs had been crushed in an accident and he died on Oct. 15, 1889. I can only guess that the accident happened at the Marion Roller Mills since the letter is on their stationery.

Does anyone know if there was a newspaper in the area at this time? Maybe there was an article about the accident or his death. I've so far not been able to find any death or burial records for John. He was from Robertson County, Tennessee.

I would appreciate any help or information. Contact me at Thanks!