LOUISVILLE TIMES OBITUARY - 05/27/1915
SUCCUMBS TO A LONG ILLNESS - JOSEPH ANDERSON FUQUA VICTIM OF CARDIAC ASTHMA - FUNERAL TOMORROW
Joseph Anderson Fuqua, steward of the Central State Hospital at Lakeland and father-in-law of United States Senator, J. C. W. Beckham, succumbed to cardiac asthma at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at his apartment at the hospital. The funeral will be conducted from the institution at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and at 3:30 o'clock at the grave at Cave Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Henry Sluyter, pastor of the Anchorage Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Mr. Fuqua had been confined to his room three weeks. His health had been declining several months. He was sixty-six years of age and a native of Cumberland, Va., being a son of Dr. William Fuqua. When of age he went to Owensboro, Ky., and engaged in the tobacco business. Later he represented P. Lorillard & Co., of New York, in the tobacco trade in that city. He was appointed steward at the asylum in 1905. He was a member of the Owensboro Lodge of Elks, the Owensboro Commandery, Knights Templar, and Kosair Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor R. Fuqua; four sons, Hampden Fuqua, of Owensboro; Joseph A. Fuqua, Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla.; George M. Fuqua, of Owensboro; Thomas L. Fuqua, of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. J. C. W. Beckham, of Frankfort, and Mrs. W. E. Gardner, of Louisville. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Bryant Strother, of Chester, Va.; Mrs. Mamie W. Vaughan and Mrs. Ellen J. Embrick, the latter two of Cumberland, Va.
LOUISVILLE HERALD OBITUARY - 05/27/1915
FATHER-IN-LAW OF BECKHAM IS DEAD
Joseph A. Fuqua, 67, steward at the Central State Hospital for the Insane, died yesterday afternoon, of cardiac asthma. He had not been in good health for some time and for three months had been confined to his room. He was born in Cumberland, Va., and came to Kentucky as a young man. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Raphael Fuqua; four sons, Hampden, Joseph A., Jr., Thomas L. and George Fuqua; and two daughters, Mrs. J. C. W. Beckham and Mrs. W. E. Gardner. The funeral will take place at the residence at Lakeland, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be at Cave Hill Cemetery at 3 o'clock. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Henry Sluyter, of the Anchorage Presbyterian Church.
(abstracted by Dolores Bohn)
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