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 Jesse Hugh “Squire” Massie

Jesse Hugh “Squire” Massie

Birth
Trenton, Todd County, Kentucky, USA
Death 19 Mar 1923 (aged 72)
Woodville, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Burial McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 83874881 · View Source
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"NEWS DEMOCRAT" Tuesday, March 20, 1923:
SQUIRE MASSIE, WELL BELOVED CITIZEN OF COUNTY, DIES AGED 71:

Jesse Hugh Massie, 71 years old, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of the county died yesterday morning at his home one mile east of Woodville, after a long illness due to complications.

Mr. Massie, who was popularly known as "Squire" Massie, was one of the best known men in the western section of the county. For many years Mr. Massie served as magistrate.

Mr. Massie was born near Trenton and as a motherless infant was brought to McCracken county and was reared by Mr. and Mrs. George Coleman Durrett, who were pioneer citizens of the county. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nannie V. Massie, and four daughters, Miss Meddie Massie, Mrs. Karl Johnston, Mrs. C. D. McCaw and Mrs. A. L. Knott, all of near Kevil, and two sons, L. C. Massie, of LaCenter, and Louis Massie, of near Kevil. Four half-brothers, Sam Massie and Robert Massie, , of near Kevil; Charles Massie of Peets, Colo., and Ernest Coleman Massie, of Pond Creek, Okla., and a half-sister, Miss Mamie Massie, of near Kevil, also survive as well as a number of grandchildren.

Squire Massie was a lifelong member of the Bethel Christian church and for many years was superintendent of the Sunday school and a church officer. He was known far and wide for his upright life and Christian character and as a friend to all in need.

A pathetic incident was the illness and death four weeks ago of his old colored friend, "Uncle Hix" Massie, 76 years old, who was the last survivor of the old slave family brought to the county by T. Littleberry Massie, the father of Squire Massie. "Uncle Hix" arose from his bed and made his last visit to the bedside of his former master and repeated the story of how he held Squire Massie on his lap while making the journey to McCracken county seventy years ago.

The funeral services will be held this morning at 11 o'clock at the Bethel Christian church. The Rev. J. H. Thomas, of Woodville, assisted by the Rev. Shelby Rowe, of LaCenter, will officiate. The burial will be in the church cemetery.

"PADUCAH SUN" Tuesday, March 20, 1923: SQUIRE MASSIE IS CALLED BY DEATH, Succumbs to Illness at Home Near Woodville:

A long illness of complications resulted in the death of Jesse Hugh Massie, 71, a well known citizen of the county, in his home one mile east of Woodville yesterday morning.

Born near Trenton, Tenn., Mr. Massie was brought to McCracken county when an infant and was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Durrett, pioneer citizens of the county. He had been a continuous resident of the county and was widely known and popular.

Mr. Massie, who was known among his friends as "Squire" Massie, served as a magistrate for a number of years. He was a life long member of the Bethel Christian church and for many years was superintendent of the Sunday school and an officer in the church. He was a man of splendid Christian character.

The death of "Uncle Hix" Massie, a Negro slave, the last of the slave family brought to this county by T. Littleberry Massie, Squire Massie's father, occurred four weeks ago. "Uncle Hix" made his last visit to his master's bedside a short while before his death.

Squire Massie is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nannie V. Massie; and four daughters, Miss Meddie Massie, Mrs. Karl Johnston, Mrs. C. D. McCaw, and Mrs. L. A. Knott, all of near Kevil; and two sons, L. C. Massie, of LaCenter; and Louis Massie, of near Kevil; four half brothers, Sam and Robert Massie, of near Kevil; Charles Massie of Peetz, Colo.; and Ernest Massie, of Pond Creek, Okla., and a half sister, Miss Mamie Massie of near Kevil. A number of grandchildren survive.

Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock this morning from the Bethel Christian church with Rev. J. H. Thomas of Woodville, assisted by the Rev. Shelby Rowe, of LaCenter, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

NOTE: John Thomas GILL, adopted and raised by Jesse and Nannie Massie



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  • Created by: June Thomazin
  • Added: 23 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83874881
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Hugh “Squire” Massie (18 Dec 1850–19 Mar 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83874881, citing Bethel Christian Church Cemetery, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by June Thomazin (contributor 47169125) .