Stray Bullet Struck
Young Lady and Death Resulted Few Days Later

Hopkinsville Kentuckian
DEC. 1900

Miss Ada Graham, the seventeen year old daughter of Starling Graham, of St. Charles, died as the result of a wound received Christmas night inflicted by some young negro men who were amusing themselves shooting at a miner's lamp that had been placed on an elevated spot at some distance from where they were standing.  They were shooting revolvers.  The residence of Mr. graham happened to be in line of their fire, and as the young lady stepped out of the door of her home, a stray bullet struck her in the abdomen and she fell to the earth mortally wounded.  Two of the men were arrested and are now in jail at Madisonville.

The Rev. Henry Hilton "Rev. Sonny" Graham, 61, Gilkey Lane, died of natural causes at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 1996, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Granville Courtney officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

A native of Calloway County, he was born July 1, 1934, son of Hontas Smith Graham, Murray, and the late Hobert Graham. He was a minister for Immanuel Baptist Church, LaFayette Road.
In accordance with privacy policy, names of living relatives have been removed.


Sophie GRAHAM, 83, of 315 Washington St. died at her home Thursday morning.
Mrs. GRAHAM was a clerk for the city water department for 35 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Frances KORTH of Henderson; on son Jack GRAHAM of Oswego, Ill.; one sister, Elmer WEBBER of Louisville, and one grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday atBenton-Glunt Funeral home with burial in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
April 1980 Henderson Gleaner


Fatal Fall
Thomas L. Graham Loses His Life in An Accident
Mr. Thomas L. graham of Casky, was fatally injured Friday morning by a fall from his barn, and died from his injuries at 5 o'clock Sunday morning. Mr. Graham had climbed up into the top of the barn to examine some tobacco to see if it had been fired enough. While so engaged he lost his footing and fell fifty feet. He caught with one hand part of the way down and that broke the force of his fall, but it is supposed his spine was hurt by this attempt to catch and save himself. He fell with great force and was completely disabled, through not rendered unconscious. The men who were with him put him on a cot and took him to the houses and doctors were summoned. No bones were broken but he was found to be injured internally or about the spine. He lingered nearly 48 hours, much of the time, unconscious. He fully realized the hopelessness of his condition from the first but accepted the inevitable result with Christian resignation. He called his family to his bedside Saturday and bade them farewell and said to them that he was willing and prepared to die. Shortly afterwards he became unconscious and continued to sink until the end came. Mr. graham was a son of the late John Graham and a brother of the late Walter S. Graham, of this city. He was 51 years old and leaves a wife and two grown children, Miss Katie Graham and Douglass Graham. The funeral services were held at the residence yesterday morning, but the pastor of the Pembroke Baptist church, of which deceased was a member. The interment took place in Hopewell cemetery.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian - Sept 1900

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