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 Reed Shaw Kilgore

Reed Shaw Kilgore

Missouri, USA
Death 12 Jun 1925 (aged 43)
Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Plot PARK 23
Memorial ID 112627307 · View Source
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Reed's wife, the former Ella Dollis Martin, was granddaughter of Abigail "Abby" Sherfey Martin. She is mentioned in Mrs. Martin's obit. Ella was the daughter of Annie Martin. (See pic of several headstones): Annie's son, John, is buried next to Reed. On the other side of John is Annie, then Annie is next to her sister, Arabelle Martin Smith. There is a marker for Reed Kilgore Booker at the foot of Reed's grave. This is his grandson.

Kilgore-Martin Marriage

Mr. Reed S. Kilgore of this place and Miss Ella Dollis Martin, the lovely daughter of Mr. and J. B. Martian [sic] of Mt. Hermon [sic], hied themselves to Moss, Tenn. last Saturday a week, and were married. Mr. Kilgore, who is Rural Carrier on route 3, left here that day, for fifteen days vacation, leaving the route in the hands of his assistant, Mr. Lewis Rogers. Saturday’s trip satisfied Mr. Rogers, who begun making the telephone wires hot in search of Mr. Kilgore. The message reached him after the ceremony, so he quietly returned his wife to her father, and came back home and returned to his work without telling any one of his good fortune. But of course the secret leaked out, and so last Sunday, he ‘fessed up, and brought his wife home. For the present, they are located at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Y. Kilgore.

The Glasgow Republican Jul 18, 1907

Was One Of Finest Men Of The City; Carried Mail On Route 3 More Than Eighteen Years

Glasgow was grievously shocked Friday to hear of the death of Mr. Reed S. Kilgore at his home here at an early hour that morning. Mr. Kilgore was in his 41st year. Surviving are his wife and two children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Y. Kilgore, and the following brothers and sisters: Rev. Lewis Kilgore, Mr. Bolton Kilgore, Mrs. S. D. Gordon, Mr. Murray Kilgore, Mr. Joe Kilgore and Mrs. Evelyn Buttman. Funeral was at the home here Saturday, conducted by Rev. Gillespie, of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Easley, of the Baptist church, and Rev. Piercy of the Methodist church. Interment in the Glasgow cemetery. Mr. Kilgore was one of the finest, truest characters the community has ever known. He was honest; he never mistreated living thing, or had an ill word or thought for anybody. He was a consecrated Christian, a member of the Glasgow Presbyterian church. For eighteen years he carried mail on Glasgow rural route three, and performed his duties in faithful, efficient manner. He resigned his position three months ago. The passing of Reed Kilgore removes one of God’s nobleman-a kind, considerate, courteous gentleman. Peace to his ashes.

The Glasgow Times June 18, 1925

Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002
Name: Ella D Martin
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 06 Jul 1907
Event Place: Clay, Tennessee, USA
Gender: Female
Spouse's Name: Reed S Kilgore

Home in 1920: Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky
Household Members:
Reed Kilgore 37
Ella Kilgore 29
Ella Martin Kilgore 6

Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
Name: Reed Shaw Kilgore
Death Date: 12 Jun 1925
Death Location: Barren
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1882
Birth Location: Missouri
Father's Name: E Y Kilgore
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Amie E Rogers
Mother's Birth Location: Kentucky

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Ella Kilgore
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Household Members:
Ella Kilgore 49
Edward Kilgore 17

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Reed Shaw Kilgore (2 Feb 1882–12 Jun 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112627307, citing Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by dhbღ (contributor 47473705) .