Saturday, May 11, 2013

Obituary for Charlie Read

Thanks to some genealogical kindness from the Barren County, Kentucky list on Ancestry, I now have a transcription for the obituary of my 2nd-great-grandfather Charlie Read:

Glasgow Republican newspaper, 14 December 1916

After a long and painful illness of bone tuberculosis, Mr. Charley Read died last Wednesday night, at the age of forty years. He had been in the butcher business here all his life and was regarded as an honorable and safe business man, and was highly valued as a citizen. He leaves his wife and ten children, Messrs. Alvin, Lawrence, Stanley, Herbert, Carl and Misses Maymie, Ruth, Lillian and Pearl Read, all living with their mother. His father, Mr. Dudley Read, was a butcher here for more than half a century and died only a few months ago. The mother, Mrs. Dudley Read, died only recently. One brother, Mr. A. S. Read, died a month or so ago. Three brothers survive, all prominent citizens of town. They are Messrs. B. B., Eugene and Enoch Read. Mr. Read was a member of the Presbyterian church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. S. Ewald, after which the remains were interred beside those of his brother, on the A. S. Read homestead at Dugantown.

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