Idell Hendrick Drowns In Cumberland River
April 1946

Searchers Still Unable To Locate Body of Companion

Dudley Ideall Hendrick, age 24, and his brother in law Ralph Shannon, 25, of Burskville, drowned about 8:30 Tuesday night in the Cumberland River about 3 miles southwest of Burksville, Ky., when their 8 foot ply wood motor boat sank while they were putting out trot lines.

Another lad, Sidney Allen, of Cadiz, son of Mrs. Ira Allen, was also in the boat but managed to swim out.  According to Allen, when the boat sank he and Hendrick started to swim toward the Burksville side of the river.  Hendrick being ahead, and Shannon started to the opposite side.  Hendricks turned around in the water and started to swim back toward Allen and Shannon.  Allen doesn't know why, or if, he was coming to him or going to Shannon, but he went down before he reached either of them.

 Allen reached the nearest home to the scene of tragedy, that of Jim Williams, reaching there about 9 o'clock and called for help but hw was nearly frozen, according to Luther Shepherd, telephone operator of Burksville.

 In the middle of the afternoon Wednesday when we go to press the body of Shannon had not been recovered.  Hendricks' body was found about 11 a.m.  The river is being dragged by all availab.e officers and volunteer workers.

Allen is still suffering from shock and exposure.

Hendrick is survived by his mother, Mrs. Pink Carr, l Linton and his grandparents, M. and Mrs. Leo Hendrick of this city and his wife, Mrs. Mae Shann Hendrick and a brother, L. Hendrick who is serving in the U.S. Marines and stationed at Camp Lejune.N.C.

Shannon is survived by his mother, Mrs. Annie Shannon, three brothers, James, Jack and Clayton Shannon and two sisters, Mrs. Hendrick and Mrs. Van Anderson all of Burksville.

He received his discharge from the Army one week before his death.  Prior to his induction into the army he was connected with his brothers in publishing the Burksville weekly newspaper.

Hendrick was a well known and well loved Cadiz boy, having been born and reared here.  He attended the Cadiz schools and grew up with the Cadiz boys.  They all grieve with his family at the loss of this friend.

He volunteered for the army before the war and served 5  years, most of which was spent in the European theatre.  He only recently received his discharge with the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Mr. and Mrs. Pink Carr and Mrs. Sam Baker and Mrs. Eura Sanders left Wednesday for Burskville.

Mary Anne Hendrick, 47, of 2708 Greenriver Road died at 5:45 a.m. Monday at Community Methodist Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Hendrick organized the first blood bank at the hospital. She is a former director of the Henderson County chapter of the Red Cross blood center, and the Mary Anne Hendrick room at the center is named for her.
She was a member of the board of the hospital auxiliary, where she had 1,000 hours as a volunteer, and a member of the board of the Sub Area Health Council.
Mrs. Hendrick organized the Henderson County homemakers chorus, was an active leader in 4-H clubs for 22 years and taught at Holy Name School for two years.
She is survived by her husband, William; one daughter, Alison Anne, and two sons, Timothy M. and Edwin C., all at home; her mother, Martha Hufnagel of Henderson; two brothers, George of Louisville and Charles R. of Kirkland, Mo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church with the Rev. Neal Fenton officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at Tapp Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 8 to night.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Cancer Society or the American Red Cross.
May 1980 Henderson Gleaner

Cadiz Record Oct 1944

Warren Chasteen Hendricks, age 66, died after a lingering illness, at his home in the Mershon's Bridge section last Wednesday, October 4th , at about 10:30 a.m.

Mr Hendricks, familiarly known as 'Teen', was born on October 29, 1878, the son of Mr and Mrs George Hendricks.
He spent his entire lifetime in the Mershons Bridge community, being a noted farmer and merchant of that section. Early in life he united with the Liberty Point Church and remained a faithful and active member until his death.

In 1900 he was united in marriage. To this union was born ten children, eight of whom survive.

Funeral services were held from the place on Thursday at 3 p.m., with Rev. Carl Noel officiating, interment was made in the family burial grounds.

Pallbearer were the five sons and one son in law of the deceased, Shellie, Elmo, Noble and Lloyd and Marcellus Hendricks and Lacy Peal. Besides his wife there survive his sons, who were pallbearers, his daughters, Mrs Homer Allen of Paducah, Mrs Lacy Peal, and Mrs Undine Stone, of Trigg county; one brother, Leo Hendricks of the county and one sister, Mrs P.B. Boyd of Trigg. Also surviving are four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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