DR HOMER BLANE
FOREMOST CITIZEN OF TRIGG COUNTY PASSED AWAY IN DEATH OF DR. BLANE
born and Reared in County And For Twenty Years One of It's Leading Physicians.
End Came Last Saturday Night....
One of Trigg county's leading and foremost citizens and most prominent physicans passed to the great beyond when Dr.
Homer BLANE breathed his last at his home in this city last Saturday night at 8:55 o'clock.
For more than twenty-four hours loved ones who had kept constant watch at his bedside realized tht the end was fast approaching, and in the shock that death always brings came not as a surprise in his peaceful passing.
Dr. Blane was born in Linton on the 19th day of October,
1874, and was the eldest son of the late Dr. Henry Blane by his second marriage, his mother being Miss Lu-- Dyer before her marriage. He grew to young manhood in this county and when seventeen entered the Medical Department of Vanderbilt
University at Nashville. He graduated in medicine in March,1894, and on the 10th of April of that year came to Cadiz and located for the practice of his chosen profession. He soon enjoyed a splendid practice, and in a year or two afterward his father moved to Cadiz from Montgomery and they formed a partnership which lasted until the death of his father about eleven years ago.
On the 22nd of April 1896, he was united in marriage to Miss Ethel Dabney, eldest daughter of Judge John C. Dabney, of this city, and the wife and three sons all grown survive him, Henry Chappell Blane, Homer Dabney Blane, and
Malcolm Vernon Blane.
During the fall of 1899 he took a post graduate course in surgery at the Chicago Polyclynic, and continued to practice his profession with remarkable success.
Feeling a slight decline in health he went to Rockbridge Alum Springs, Va in Jun, 1904, and was much improved by a stay there for several weeks. Returning home, he continued his constantly rowing practice until 1910. His health again giving way, he took his family and went to Denver, Col., where he spent five months. Later he developed a heart affection and for two years was confined to his room, being unable to get the relief he had been able to give to thousands of others. Growing stronger, he resumed his practice in 1912, and this he kept up until something like a year ago. Last winter he seldom left his room, but the advent of spring brought some relief, and he was up for several months during the summer and fall, and while he did some practice, his declining health forced him to decline
hundreds of calls from those who had learned to love and appreciate him as a most desirable family physician. For a month past he had not been away from his home, growing weaker day by day, and death, though in the prime of what had been a successful and useful life, came as a relief from great suffering hwich had followed him for quite a number of years.
In 1898 Dr. Blane was elected a memb er of the City Council of Cadiz, and while never a candidate for the position, he was twice re-elected serving the town in the capacity for six years. In 1905 he was elected Mayor of Cadiz, being twice-reelected to that position and served in all twelve years in that capacity.
Cadiz Record 1918
On Thursday, January 19, 1939, Mr. Jeff BLANE, 78, of near Roaring Spring died.
Mr. Blane had been suffering from an ailment since early in the summer, but it was only of late that it seemed as serious as it actually was.
Mr. Blane was an ardent believer in what was right and made public his belief by joining the Pee Dee Methodist Church in early manhood and living the kind of life that he would have wanted others to live.
On Oct 22, 1895, he was married to MISS BETTY WOOD. One child Gregory, blessed this union.
Besides his widow and son, Mr. Blane is survived by five brothers, John, Bob, Benny, Pee Dee; A.C. Roaring Springs; Charlie, Indiana mound, Tenn., and three sisters, Mrs. T.W. Corneal, Paducah; Mrs. L.W. Goe, Hopkinsville; and Mrs. R. T. Darnall, Herndon, Ky. Two brothers and one sister died in early youth.
January 19, 1939
Pennyrile Deaths – March 16, 1999Services for Thelma Lorine Bush Blane, 76, Pennyrile Apart-P ments, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church Hill Baptist Church, Pee Dee, with the Rev. Janes Dunbar Jr. officiating.Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Babbage Funeral Home.She died Saturday at her home of natural causes.A native of Hopkinsville, she was born Dec. 18, 1922, the daughter of the late Prentice Bush and Viola Sharp. She had worked at the quartermaster laundry at Fort Campbell and was a member of the Church Hill Baptist Church.
A native of Hopkinsville, she was born Dec. 18, 1922, the daughter of the late Prentice Bush and Viola Sharp. She had worked at the quartermaster laundry at Fort Campbell and was a member of the Church Hill Baptist Church.
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