May 1900 - Hopkinsville Kentuckian

Dr. C.J. Northington, for fifty years a practicing physican at Lafayette, died Monday at the home of his son in law, Mr. Hugh C. Crenshaw, near Roaring Springs.

About two weeks ago Dr. Northington suffered a stroke of paralysis and had been in a hopeless condition ever since. His death was expected every day. He was born just over the county line of Trigg county 72 years ago and lived all his life in the immediate vicinity of his birth.

He received a good education and after graduating from
Cumberland College taught school for five years. He then took up the study of medicine and graduated from medical schools at Memphis and Macon Ga. He located at the nearby town of Lafayette, where he built up a large practice and made for himself a reputation as a successful physician and a useful citizen, that he leaves as a proud heritage to his descendant.

He was married Nov 12, 1857, to Miss Susan J. Hester, who survives him with one child, the daughter at the home he died.

Dr. Northington was a lifelong christian and held membership in the christian church at Lafayette. He was also prominent in the masonic order. His burial took place at the Northington burying ground near Pee Dee, Tuesday. The services were conducted by Eld. W.E. Mobley, of Elkton.

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