|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1817|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1916|
Mr. Andy Furmall Dead, Almost A Centenarian.
Mr Andy Furmall of the Lamb Fountain Run country, died Wednesday of last week aged ninety-nine years, one month and eleven days. He is survived by his widow, who is eighty four years of age, and three sons, Mr. John Furmall who works at the Samson Tobacco factory here and Messrs. Joe and George Furmall of the Lamb section. Mr. Furmall is said to have been as clever and honorable a man as ever lived in his section. Naturally, he was “old fashioned” and lived in “the good old way.” He raised and produced almost every thing consumed on the farm, only purchasing “store things” when it could not be avoided. One strict rule of his was never to go in debt under any circumstances, even for a day. He was a great fisherman and up to almost the last, was in the habit of walking four or five miles to the river and fishing, almost alway [sic] going alone. He would plant his trot line, tie his canoe to a bush and curl up in the boat and go to sleep where “no snakes could reach him.” After the turn of the night, he would wake up, try out his line, take the fish off and go to sleep again. He was loved and revered by all who knew him, everybody calling him familiarly “Uncle Andy.” He lived in an age passed, but was cheerful and enjoyed the world in which he lived, until about two weeks before his death, when he was taken ill. The interment was in the cemetery at Union, after a few remarks by Mr. H. C. Simmons, a neighbor, whom Mr. Furmall had requested to do so.
The Glasgow Republican, Glasgow, Kentucky, August 24, 1916
Joseph Furmall (1852 - 1947)*
99 yrs, 1 mo, 11 ds
Union Cemetery #1
Created by: Ellen Manuel
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47996552
Spouse of my 2nd cousin 3 times removed.|
Added: Oct. 29, 2013