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Whitsell, Cruse, Coffman, Lynch, Cannaday, Northern, Whitfield, Morton, Wilson, Hall

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Posted: 14 Apr 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:32AM GMT


G W Whitsell Heart Victim

George Williamson Whitsell, 91, retired farmer, resident of and near Madisonville thirty years, died at 2:20 pm Thursday in his home, Earlington pike, thirty minutes following a heart attack.

Mr Whitsell had been in ill health years, attributable to influenza. He was stricken the second time February 28 last, and had been bedfast since.

Born March 5, 1853, at Slaughters, Mr Whitsell was the son of George Williamson and Marjorie Cruse Whitsell who came from
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Oglethorpe county, Ga., to Slaughters in 1830 (sic). He was the oldest of ten children. His parents died in Slaughters.

Mr Whitsell was married three times. His first wife was Miss Laura Coffman, Dalton. To them one child, Mrs Inez B Lynch, 727 North Seminary, who survives, was born. After his wife's death, Mr Whitsell married Miss Mary Catherine Cannaday, Providence, in 1881. She died in 1922. To them were born six children: J F Whitsell, Sturgis; J H Whitsell, Chattanooga; J D Whitsell, 231 South Seminary; Mrs P J Northern, Chattanooga; Mrs Albert Whitfield, Hopkinsville, and Mrs J H Morton, Mortons Gap. All are living.

In 1923 Mr Whitsell married Miss Florence Wilson, Hartford, Ky., no children resulted from that union. Mrs Whitsell, his siter, Mrs Nannie Hall, Jonesboro, Ark., also survive, with a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Many years Mr Whitsell had been a member of Madisonville Primitive Baptist Church.

Funeral was conducted at 5 pm today in the Whitsell home after the body was taken from S T Harris Funeral Home. Elder J D Shain officiated, assisted by Elder Fon Weedman. Burial was in Odd Fellows cemetery.
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Oddfellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Ky

Mary C, his wife, Dec. 27, 1853-Aug. 28, 1921
G W Whitsell, May 5, 1853-June 8, 1944
Florence W., his wife, June 12, 1873- July 22, 1959

[Note: I did not find his first wife.]

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