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 George S. Adair

George S. Adair

Birth
Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Death 8 Aug 1929 (aged 43)
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 93473075 · View Source
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S/o Allen Percy Adair, Sr. and Kitty Stolworthy, wife late Wellington Smith,
George S. Adair death due to Pistol shot wound in head, Brain, Coroners Jury verdict We the jury find that George S. Adair came to his death by unknown Hand,( Kentucky Death Certificate #23166)
Bourbon Man Dies a suicide Victim.
George S. Adair, aged fourty four, for many years a successful contractor and farmer of Bourbon County and later Superintendent of Bourbon County rock quarry, in east Paris died at the Massie Memorial Hospital, in Paris, early yesterday morning a short time after he had fired a bullett from his own revolver into the left side of his head with suicidal intent.
Adair who was the son of Percy Adair, well known Bourbon county farmer, has been making his home with his sister-in-law Mrs. George Batterton, and Judge Batterton on Cypress Street, in this city, going back and forth to his work each day in a automobile. Early yesterday morning Mrs Batterton and Mr. Adair went into the cellar of the Batterton home, where a large rat had been caught in a trap which they had set the night before. Mrs Batterton debated as to the best method of destroying the rodent, when Adair said he would go up to hios room and get his gun and kill the rat, which he did. Mrs Batterton left him standing in the basement and admonished him to put the gun where the children wouldn't get hold of it, Adair promiced to do so.
Brooded over wife's Death
Shortly afterward Judge Batterton heard a shot in the direction of the garage and rushing over there found Adair crumpled on the seat of the automobile, a revolver by his side of his head and a bullett hole in the right side of his head. He was still alive, and was rushed to the Massie Memoriasal Hospital, where he died a short time after being recieved.Seven years ago yesterday Adair's wife was brutally assulted and murdered by a negro farm hand on their Oklahoma farm, where they were living at thr time, and in the absence of the family from the home. The negro was legally excecuted. Since that time Adair had been brooding over his wife's awful fate. It was also stated that he had met with financial reverses in some contracts he had taken in connection with Lexington parties, and the combination of worries had temporarialy affected him.
Adair is survived by his father Allen Percy Adair, of near Paris; six brothers, Samuel E. Adair, J. W. Adair,Jr.,Richard M. Adair, Hiram Tyree Adair, and Milton D. Adair; two children,aged 12, Jane Adair and Carey Adair eight and one sister, Mrs Bennet Thomas of Paris.
Funeral 3:00 P.M. Today
The body was taken to the home of Mr. Adair's father, A. P. Adair, Sr. The funeral will be held at Adair's residence at three o'clock this (Friday) afternoon with services conducted by Rev, H. O. Boon pastor of St. Peter's Episcopal church of Paris, with commital services at the grave, of Paris Cemetery in the family lot


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  • Created by: Mary Bishop
  • Added: 12 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93473075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George S. Adair (5 Sep 1885–8 Aug 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93473075, citing Paris Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Mary Bishop (contributor 47247465) .