The friends and acquaintances of Mr. P. (?) G (?) Jefferson are invited to attend the funeral services of his wife, CORRIE-BAKER JEFFERSON, At the Christian church at 6 o'clock this --- Tuesday --- afternoon.  Services conducted by Rev. J.R. McAfee.  Burial at East End Cemetery....
Thro' sorrow or through joy
Conduct me as thine own,
And help me still to say.
My Lord, Thy will be done...

Cadiz, Ky., July 07, 1903.

Prominent Citizen Dies Thursday Morning
Heart trouble, of several years standing, took the life of John J JEFFERSON early Thursday morning, March 16, 1944. Mr Jefferson for more than a century was prominent in the business circles of Cadiz and Trigg county. Mr Jefferson was 84 years of age. Next week this publication will carry the complete obituary of this well known man.
Funeral Services Held For John J Jefferson Here Friday
Was Leading Figure in Church, Civic and Business
Activities in Trigg County For Many Years
John James JEFFERSON after three weeks of critical illness passed away last Thursday morning at 6:15 a.m. at the Magraw Clinic. Heart trouble was the contributing cause of his demise, an ailment he had suffered for many years.

Mr Jefferson was born on April 18 1859 in Wallonia, Ky and was the son of Peterfield and Amoret BINGHAM JEFFERSON.

He was a member of the famous family which gave to Americans the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Mr Jefferson had been actively engaged in the mercantile business for more than 60 years and was well know throughout the western part of Kentucky.

Last May he retired from business and sold his interest in the Jefferson Street firm to Mr E.R. Street his partner.

His death closed a remarkable career in business annals of the county, for way back in 1882 Mr Jefferson, a young man of 23 entered the firm of John L. Street and Sons as a clerk. He rose rapidly as the years passed and during his service with the company it progressed and succeeded remarkably. Intensely interested in Masonry,

Mr Jefferson was outstanding in the lodges activities. He was a member of the Cadiz Lodge 121 and was the grand Worthy Patron of the Ophelia Chapter of the Easter Star for many years, and was intensely interested in the organizations work. Next to his church, he held Masonry and its ideals, highest in his heart and deeds for he lived and acted his Masonic beliefs to the letter. Sincere loyalty and devotion to his church, was probably his outstanding characteristic for he was known and loved throughout the Louisville Methodist Conference for his diligent service and devotion to his church the Cadiz Methodist Church of which he was a lifetime member.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Chappell of Chappell Hill, Texas in 1890 and to this union was born one daughter. His wife preceded him to the grave several years ago.

Because of his tolerance and good judgment his love of fellow man his inherent trail to calmly think things thru to a logical conclusion and his knowledge, he was without a doubt the best beloved man in the county, for it was to him that everyone rich and poor, relative or friend came for advise and consolation when it was needed. His life was an example that Trigg contians can hold up to their sons and their sons, for everyone who knew him was the better for his acquaintance.

Funeral services were conducted from Mr Jefferson's home at 3:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, March 17. Services were conducted by his pastor, Rev T.C. Morrison, assisted by two former pastors, Rev E.M. Kellor now of Irvington, Ky and Rev. E.R. Noland now of Marion, Ky. Burial was made at East End Cemetery by the side of his beloved wife. During the service, Mrs E.T. McCarty and Mrs P.A. Blane who had been closely associated with Mr Jefferson in the Methodist Church Choir, sang one of his favorite hymns, "Close to Thee" Mrs Karle Glenn accompanies Mrs McCarty and Mrs Blane. Those in charge of the flowers were : Mrs Graham Egerton, Mrs E.W. Malone, Mrs Stanley White, Mrs Edward C. Headley, Mrs John F White, Miss Edna Cunningham and Miss Lurline Humphries. The pallbearers were: Edward Street, James Gentry, Karle Glenn, Arthur Banister, Lexie Bush and W.H. Rawls.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs Shelby Street of Cadiz, a granddaughter, Mrs Paul Abell of Paducah and one grandson, John Shelby Street, Cadiz and one great grandchild, Nancy Ann Abell of Paducah. Four sisters Mrs Lily Gentry, Mrs W.C. Burrow, Evansville; Mrs M. Mershon, Portland, Oregon, and Mrs James Richardson, Bowling Green, Ky. Mar 16 1944 - Cadiz Record


September 8, 1926
Lew Jefferson Dies Suddenly At Providence
Native Of Cadiz And Brother Of Mrs. Withers And John P. Jefferson
Mr. Lew Jefferson, a native son of Cadiz, but for some seventeen years past a prominent business man of Providence, Ky., died suddenly yesterday morning at his home.
A telephone message to relatives here stated that he had arisen at the usual hour and had gone to work at his flour mill. Returning home about seven o'clock, he complained of feeling bad. He went to bed and a physician was called. Before the physician arrived he was dead. A heart affection was the probably cause of his death.
Mr. Jefferson was the youngest son of the late Peter S. Jefferson of Cadiz. He grew to manhood here, but went to Providence some years ago and united in married to Miss ---, a prominent girl of that city. The wife and two children survive him. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Thomas B. Jefferson of Salt Lake, Urah, and Mrs. Emery Withers and John P. Jefferson, of Cadiz. He had many other relatives in Trigg county.
Funeral and burial will take place in Providence today.
Mr. and Mrs. Withers and son, Emery Jr., and John P. Jefferson motored to Providence yesterday to attend the funeral and burial today.


Wednesday afternoon, January 5, funeral services were held for Mrs Lou Gentry JEFFERSON, widow of the late Albert JEFFERSON.

Burial was made in the Old Jefferson Graveyard west of Cadiz.
Mrs Jefferson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ira BURGESS in Curulean after an illness of about six months.

She was the daughter of the late Colonel and Mrs J.F. Gentry, noted citizen of Trigg county. He, a wealthy land owner and business man who resided here in the early 1880's.

Mrs Jefferson was the last member of the immediate family of Col. Gentry.

She was born in Cadiz in 1866 and spent most of her life in the county. H
er pastor Rev. J.A. Vire officiated at the funeral services
There survive two daughters, Mrs Ira Burgess, Cerulean and Mrs Satterfield of Lorainne, Ohio and five grandchildren. Cadiz Record Jan 1944

Well Known Colored Lady passes Away
Finis was written upon the life of a remarkable character December 26 when "Aunt Nancy" Jefferson well know colored lady of Cadiz was called to her reward.

Aunt Nancy was born in Christian county in January 1838, making her 102 years of age this month.

The majority of her life was spent here in Trigg county after it was made a separate county from Christian. She was far more active than many who were years younger and her happy spirit which prevailed as she went about her daily routine went far to spread a bit of cheer among her hundreds of friends, white as well as colored.

With the exception of a brief trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1917 for a visit with her son Thomas, and a visit to St. Louis during 1938 to visit her granddaughter, she spent her entire maturity here in Cadiz.

For the past several months, she had been making her home with John Hopson and wife.

Burial took pace Dec. 29 at the U.B.F. Cemetery with many of her friends and relatives present to pay a last tribute. Present from a distance for the funeral were her son, Thomas Jefferson, Grand Rapids, Mich., and her granddaughter Mary Dowd, St. Louis Mo. Cadiz Record Jan 1940

Dr. Thomas B. JEFFERSON, one of the leading physicians of this county died last Thursday morning at his late residence in Golden Pond. of hemorrhage of the lungs.

His health began to fail him last August, and occasionally he would be confined to his bed for a few days at a time, but his condition had not been considered serious until a few weeks ago when he had a hemorrhage, and from which time he gradually grew worse and for several days before his death it was apparent that it was only a few days until the end, which finally came early last Thursday morning.

Dr. Jefferson was a son of the late Dr. George H JEFFERSON, of this county, who passed away only a few months ago, and was thirty-eight years old and a member of the Methodist church at Canton.

He leaves a wife and four small children, two brothers and three sisters -- Dr. Wade H and Miss Emma JEFFERSON , of this place, Joe ALLEN, of Nashville besides a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.

Dr. Jefferson graduated from University of Tennessee at Nashville about 1889, and located near FriarÕs Point, Miss where he practiced his profession for a year or two and then returned to this county.
In 1892 he was married to Miss Beulah BARTOE, of Linton, which union was blessed with four children.

He moved to Golden Pond, this county, about twelve years ago to practice his profession where he remained until death claimed him. His funeral was preached last Friday afternoon at his late residence by Rev. J.D. FRASER, of this place, who performed his marriage ceremony about thirteen years ago, and his remains were laid to rest in the Hopson grave-yard, near Canton, in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends.Cadiz Record - February 1905

The friends and acquaintances of MR AND MRS JOHN G JEFFERSON are invited to attend the funeral of their son     THOMAS SAMUEL JEFFERSON, At their residence this --- Monday ----- afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Services by Rev. F.A. Mitchell.  Interment at East End Cemetery.
Cadiz, Ky Oct 31, 1904


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