Dorothy Jean Caulk

Dorothy Jean Caulk

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Death 1 Jun 1959 (aged 28)
Burial Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
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Memorial ID 104569029 · View Source
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The News-Journal, June 4, 1959
Caulk Girl Dies After Drinking Black Leaf 40
Miss Dorothy Jean Caulk, 28, died Monday afternoon enroute to Rosary Hospital after drinking 1 1/2 oz. of Black Leaf 40 at the Greyhound Bus Depot. Dr. W. W. Shepherd, Taylor County Coroner, stated "She ingested Black Leaf 40, a highly toxic nicotinic poison, at the Greyhound bus station in Campbellsville and was dead on arrival at Rosary Hospital." He further stated, "Black Leaf 40 is a pure nicotinic solution that works immediately on the heart throwing it into a complete heart flutter and instant death." Miss Betty Ann Turner, ticket agent at the bus station, stated Dorothy had come to the bus station a few minutes earlier and had gone back to the rest room. She came out and sat down in a chair just behind the counter where Betty Ann was standing. Dorothy told Miss Turner, "Betty Ann call the doctor I've taken something." Betty Ann immediately called Dr. Burr Atkinson's office and home but could not reach him. Dorothy then told Betty Ann, "Call Marshall's ambulance." The ambulance arrived a few minutes later but by that time Miss Caulk was struggling and foaming at the mouth. A worker at the bus deport, Wesley Maddox, held Miss Caulk until the ambulance arrived. He also went back into the rest room and found a 4 oz. bottle of Black Leaf 40 with about 1 1/2 oz. gone from the bottle. The empty box and wrapper were found in the waste basket. Miss Caulk lived with her mother, Mrs. Ada Sapp, Route 1, Lebanon and rode the 5:40 bus back to her hom on the days she was in Campbellsville. Besides her mother, she is survived by her father, W. R. "Dick" Caulk, of Campbellsville; one brother, Bobby Caulk, city; one half-brother, Randall Caulk, city; three half-sisters, Dianne Caulk, city; Kay Sapp, Rt. 1, Lebanon and Mrs. Judy Benningfield, city. Also a grandfather, Joe Tom Maupin of Lebanon. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m. from the Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Richard Shields was in charge of the services. Burial was in Brookside. The pallbearers were Paul Farmer, Jimmy Craig, Bennie Hardesty, J. W. Maupin, Marion Payne, and Charles Hardesty.

Kentucky Vital Records Index, rootsweb
CAULK, DOROTHY J; 16 Sept 1930; TAYLOR; mother MAUPIN ADDIE; Volume 125, Certificate 62285

Kentucky Death Records Index, rootsweb
CAULK, DOROTHY J; death place TAYLOR; residence MARION; death date 01 Jun 1959; Volume 057, Certificate 28377


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  • Created by: Judy Lynn
  • Added: 3 Feb 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 104569029
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Jean Caulk (16 Sep 1930–1 Jun 1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 104569029, citing Brookside Cemetery, Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Judy Lynn (contributor 47402250) .