We take pleasure in correcting our statement in regard to the death of Mr J.F. Davenport, of Trenton, last Monday week.
Mr. Davenport was not under the influence of liquor, and his death was either caused by his horse throwing him or from appoplexy. He was a very popular man. Genial, kind and true, he maintained his friendship as only a true man can.
Hopkinsville New Era
May 1887


"John Davenport, Retired Salem Merchant, Dies"
"SALEM, Ky., March 1 - John Clem Davenport, 90, retired Salem merchant, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah."
"Survivors include a daughter, Miss Lovie Davenport, Salem; four sons, the Rev. Opal Davenport, Marion, Norban Davenport, Terre Haute, Ind., J.C. Davenport, Louisville, and Ray Davenport, Monteagle, Tenn; 17 grandchildren,
27 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren."
"Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Boyd Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Hansen officiating. Burial will be in the Lola Cemetery."
Friends may call at the funeral home."
Salem, Ky Feb 27, 1971
Submitted by:
Deborah (Hampton) Davenport - Dallas, GA - DKDavNport@aol.com


A Sad Death
We were informed Wednesday of the peculiar and sad death of Mr. Robert Davenport, of Trenton, which occurred near that place last Saturday.
The facts as related to us are as follows: He with several friends had been at some country store where liquor was sold.
On the way home the friends separated and nothing was heard of Davenport till the next morning. A search was made for him and he was found lying on the roadside dead with his horse grazing about him. The manner of his death is not explained, but the theory advanced is that he fell from his horse and was killed by the fall, though possibly he may have been foully dealt with. His coffin was shipped from this city Monday afternoon.
Hopkinsville New Era
May 1888


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