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Mark Watkins (#46809456)
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Gaye Hill
RE: 41600095 Stella Josephine Sterling Watkins
One more note - I placed an * next to OBITUARY*

I meant to put (sic) - because the article was clearly readable, but the punctuation and the wording is strange, as if there were words left out.

The entire article seems stilted when read.

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Oct 27, 2014 10:12 PM
Gaye Hill
RE: 41600095 Stella Josephine Sterling Watkins
Hi Mark,

Is it not amazing those "coincidences" that set us on our research pathways?

So glad it could help, perhaps the Laurel County research will be fruitful.

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Oct 27, 2014 10:09 PM
Gaye Hill
41600095 Stella Josephine Sterling Watkins
Hello -

I am not related, but her obituary was in a page I was researching.

Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990
Name: Stella Josephine Watkins
Gender: Female
Death Date: 20 Jan 1917
Death Place: Deer River, Itasca, Minnesota
Age: 28
Birth Date: 1889
Father's Name: Charles W. Sterling
Mother's Name: Gusta I. Wilcox
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02114-6 , System Origin: Minnesota-EASy , GS Film number: 2138945 , Reference ID: 5559
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London Sentinel newspaper, London, KY
Thursday 15 February 1917'Front Page, Column 3

OBITUARY*

On Saturday night, January 28th, at the McGee Hospital in Deer River, Minnesota, an all wise God seen best to remove from earth to Heaven, Stella, the loving wife of John C. Watkins, leaving sad lonely the devoted husband and five small children.

The bereaved husband is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Watkins, of London. The wife was Miss Stella Sterling, formerly of Wisconsin.

The husband was cheered thru his misfortunes by his brother, Will W. Watkins, and wife, Ora. Besides these, Stella leaves a mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Buell, and several sisters and brothers.

Tis so sad, but we feel that Stella has only fallen asleep in the arms of Jesus, and that we will really see her again beyond the troubles of this world.

She lived a true Christian life, and we realize that while we have one less in this world, that another family has been started in Heaven.

Stella died of blood poison following a slight operation.

She was buried in the lot belonging to W. W. Watkins. Besides Will, John is a brother of Fred F. and Miss Anna E. Watkins, of London, and Mrs. Frank Prewitt, of Arjay, KY.

This sad death reminds us again that while in life we are in the midst of death.

Sisters
Anna E. Watkins
Mrs. Frank Prewitt

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Oct 27, 2014 6:01 PM
P Renee T
Hello
I can not remember all of the details But I met her in my yonger years.
My younger brother Leroy was in the Laurel County Court system, So I got to hear the stories on How tough the Judges were. This is what got me to searching.
When I come back to Laurel County after being gone. I went back to the Court House and all of the old pictures that I seen as a child were not on the wall any more.
So I got to asking Questions to where the pictures went to.
My Hiram Johnson was one amoung the pictures that I remembered the most. I did not find any trace of him at all.
From what I gather the pictures were removed to paint the walls and did not get put back up
I have not been back up there since last year to see if they located My Hiram Johnson.

You are very welcome for the pictures.

I have many more pictures that I am trying to place in here.
If every one got back to me It would be all done.
THANK YOU for getting back to me, Know I can move on to the next person.
Added by P Renee T on Jun 10, 2014 9:25 PM
P Renee T
Ann (Watkins) Gross
Look what I found

May 27, 2011
House-Rawlings Funeral Home The Independent

Ann Watkins Gross 1915-2011

ASHLAND Ann Watkins Gross, a longtime resident of London, Ky., died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Ashland. She was 96 years old.

Ann was born in 1915 in the Qu'Appelle plains in Broadview, Saskatchewan, Canada, but lived all her life in London. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D Gross Jr.; her son, William Herzig Gross; and her grandson, Bill Hudson Gross.

Ann and John D owned College Hill Lumber Co. and later they would together serve Laurel County when John D was, like his father, John D Gross Sr., elected as Laurel County District Court judge-executive. Ann worked side by side with him in the London Courthouse and throughout the county. She was a devoted, longtime member of the First Christian Church of London where she enjoyed lifelong friendships and fellowship. She was also a great traveler and enjoyed extensive travel with her family and friends and was a golf and bridge enthusiast.

In her later years, she was a doting great-grandmother to her great-grandchildren, Bill H Gross Jr. "Buzz" Bleau, Jorden, Arden and Loren "Little Britches." She was often found at orchestra concerts, softball and basketball games cheering on both teams. Occasionally, you might find her spelunking through caves, hunting arrowheads or digging wildflowers. Ann loved her family, her friends and her faith and the time spent together was always happy, enthusiastic and conversation-filled.

She is survived her grandson, John D Gross III and his wife, Kimberly Larsen Gross, and her great-grandchildren, U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Bill H Gross Jr., Bleau Hudson Gross, Jorden Alexis Gross, Arden Annastasia Gross and Loren Arrington Gross, all of whom brought her great pride and joy. Other surviving family members include a sister, Betty Nein of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a brother, Fred Watkins of Kentucky as well as several nieces and nephews. She was additionally blessed with her dear caregiver, friend and confidant of many years, Ann Larsen of Ashland.

House-Rawlings Funeral Home, 510 E. Fourth St., London, (606) 864-2158 has been entrusted with the arrangements for Sunday, May 29.

If preferred in lieu of flowers, gifts in memoriam of Ann Gross may be sent to First Christian Church of London, 303 N. Main St., London, KY 40741.
Added by P Renee T on Jun 10, 2014 7:13 PM
P Renee T
Gross
7568764 Check it out I put Picture there
Added by P Renee T on Jun 10, 2014 6:13 PM
P Renee T
Did you know
John D Gross and Johns D Gross Jr both have pictures at Laurel County Court house. I will put picture of Jr on your page and if it is the wrong one Let me know I will remove picture
Added by P Renee T on Jun 10, 2014 5:34 PM
P Renee T
Hello
I have pictures of Pictures for John D and John Jr Gross as Laurel County Ky Judge's that I am trying to place and I do not know which one goes on your mem.

Do you know by chance what year your person was Judge ?? 70494399
Added by P Renee T on Jun 07, 2014 1:25 PM
Amber
RE: Transfer
You are very welcome Mark!

Amber :)
Added by Amber on Feb 26, 2014 10:02 PM
Amber
Transfer
Good afternoon, I have transferred the memorial over to you.


Amber :)
Added by Amber on Feb 25, 2014 10:11 AM
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