F. M. Ladd


F.M. Ladd Died Jan. 13
Heart Attack Fatal to Well Known Cobb Resident

Mr F.M. Ladd, who died Saturday morning, January 13, 1940 leaves four stalwart sons to carry on his name besides a numerous company of relatives.
The sons are Driscoll Ladd, of Julien; Marvin Ladd, of Gracey; Royce Ladd, of Marion and Ray Ladd, of Texas. There are two lovely daughters, Mrs Cullen Jackson, of Gracey; and Mrs "Sonnie" Thomas, of Gracey vicinity.
This is retrospect to this sturdy old family. It was good to see so many of them rally around these stricken sons and daughters, and the grandchildren in their time of grief. Despite the inclemency of the weather the church was crowded to the doors, to do honor to this good citizen's passing and so sympathize with his children. They had special need, it was of even more grief to them, than the death of their father, who was freed from pain was their saintly mother who lay in a hospital bed, not able to be with her family to pay the last rites to a beloved companion and helpmate -- alone in her desperate sorrow.

For Mrs Ladd, who has been a sufferer for years became suddenly worse, and was carried to Hopkinsville, this on Sunday before Mr Ladd's death on Saturday. A pathetic feature was that they were both sick, Mr Ladd had lain down beside his wife and was so lying when she was stricken. He had a heart attack soon after the ambulance took Mrs Ladd away. And so Cerulean mourns with this mean's stricken family, for a good citizen, whose life was spent in the environs of Cerulean, though at the time of his death he and his wife were living in Cobb, Ky. As we looked at the throng who had come through the bitter wind and cold to honor this man and his family there was the thought of Lincoln's famous saying -- Surely God must have loved the great common people. He made so many of them. For Mr Ladd would have told you he was one of them, that great mass of humanity that makes the bone and sinew of our land, liberty-loving, law abiding, God-fearing citizens, Good husbands, good fathers, true men. This describes our neighbor who has gone to rest. He too, was a member of Cerulean Methodist Church and Pastor Vance with constricted throat and suffused eyes gave broken words of comfort to the family and friends as one of them he said, a mourner for a yet closer tie, he told them.

After the funeral services, the remains were taken to the Lander grave yard, near Gracey for interment.

The pall bearers were the sons and sons in law. A large crowd from cerulean went on with the funeral party. We would not close this brief tribute without a special word of condolence to the good mother, whom we have known these many years. But no word of ours is needed to remind her of Him, who has promised to be the comforter of the widow and the fatherless. She has lived in the light of the Lord all the days of her life. It is she who will comfort the children who, even in her serious illness, will take up her cross and theirs -- with that unfaltering trust that is her most outstanding Christian Virtue, and her children will rise up and call her blessed. WE salute her. Cadiz Record Jan 1940


             PRINCETON, Ky. -- Maurine Newsom Ladd,
             90, Caldwell County, died at 9:10 a.m.
             Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Hilltop Nursing Home,
             Kuttawa, following a brief illness.

             Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan's
             Funeral Home, with the Rev. Cliff Jones
             officiating. Burial will be in Cross Roads Church
             Cemetery, Caldwell County. Visitation will be
             from 4 until 8 tonight.

             A native of Caldwell County, she was born Oct.
             25, 1909, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Mary
             E. Miller Newsom. She was a homemaker. Her
             first husband, Marvin Meadows, and her second
             husband, W.C. Ladd, preceded her in death. A son,
             Omry Dale Meadows, also preceded her in death.

             Survivors include a brother, Larue Newsom,
             Caldwell County; a sister, Laverne Gore,
             Princeton; two grandchildren and three


January 1927
Walter Ladd Dies in Princeton of Fever
Splendid Young Man Brought Back To Trigg County For Burial
Mr. Walter Ladd a former citizen of Trigg county, but who had made his home in Princeton for some three years past, died last Friday afternoon at his home in the city of fever and other complications. He had been ill only a few days.
The remains were brought back to Trigg county and buried just Saturday at the grave yard on the farm of W. C. Hendrick on little river west of Cadiz.
Mr. Ladd was thirty one years of age and was the son of the late Edgar Ladd. Mr. Nep Ladd, north of town, being an uncle. He is survived by the wife, a daughter of Mr. Arch Boyd and two small children. One sister, Mrs. Walter Ramey of near Rinaldo and two brothers, Jesse Ladd of Princeton, and Willie Ladd, living near the mouth of Little river also survive him.
He was a member of Liberty Point Baptist church and a splendid young man and had many friends.
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