ELIJAH SELLARS, SR.
ELIJAH SELLARS, SR.
Pioneer of Henderson County dies Saturday night; Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at St. Paul's Church in charge Masonic Lodge of Poole and this city;
A pioneer citizen of this county passed away at 7 o'clock Saturday night. Eiljah SRLLARS, age 86, breathed his last at his resident on Center street.
Mr. SELLARS had been in falling health for several years. For the past year he was not able to leave this room for any length of time, and was bedfast for the past month. The direct cause of his death was pronounced ureic poisoning.
The news of his death will be a shock to his many friends, although among his immediate family and friends his death was not unexpected, as his condition had grown rapidly worse from day he was compelled to take to his bed.
The deceased was born in Henderson County on a farm between Robards abd Poole on October 15, 1826. He spent his boyhood on the farm. He received such an education as the county school in that day afforded, and at the age of twenty-one he bought 164 acres of wild land on credit and commenced life for himself by building a loge cabin in the wilderness. As he cleared the f arm, and in 1849 was married to Miss Minerva Orsborn. To this marriage there were born ten children, eight of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. Andrew THORNSBERRY, Poole, Ky.; Mrs. P. A. HARGIS, Niagara; Isom J. SELLARS, Robards; Mrs. W. W. MITCHERSON, Randall, Rufus and Elijah Jr., All of Robards. And Mrs. Jack MELTON of Dixie.
After the death of this first wife Mr. SELLARS was married to Mrs. Mary POOR, she too passed away, he was married to his third wife, Mrs. Mary E. VOGEL, who is survived.
At one time the deceased was the largest land owner in this county. A few years ago he divided his estate among his children and after the division had about 800 acres left. He was a shrewd business man, honest in all his business dealings, and the goods he amassed in this world came to him through his rugged integrity, square business methods and hard work.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Poole, Ky. and the Poole and Henderson lodges will have charge of the funeral services this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Pail's Episcopal Church, of which he was a member for many years.
The pallbearers will be selected from the two lodges. Interment will be in the family lot in Fernwood Cemetery. Henderson Gleaner 1913
ELIJAH SELLARS, Sr.
The funeral services of Elijah SELLARS, Sr., aged and prominent citizen who passed away Saturday at his home were held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon, rev. Douglas I. Hobbs, rector of the church, officiating, and were largely attended.
The body was laid to rest in Fernwood cemetery in the family lot and the grave was heaped with floral offerings. The grave services were in charge of the Masons.
The pallbearers were; Marion Grisham, F. P. Weaver, William Haag, W. C. Edmondson, C. B. Collctt and Rudy M. Nunn.
Seven grandsons acted as flower bearers; William Mitchusson, Thomas Sellars, Vernon Sellars, Elijah Melton, Charles Mitchusson, Bryane Sellars and Basil Hargis.
Henderson Gleaner May 1913.
County Farmer Kills Self:
Found dead with two bullet holes through head by two deputies:
Rufus SELARS, 59, well known farmer residing in Lover's Lane, was found with a bullet hole through his right temple and a .32 caliber revolver at his side yesterday morning by Sheriff J. T. Reed and Frank Busby, who called to see him concerning the court sale property scheduled for sale yesterday afternoon.
A jury empanelled by Corner C. A. Crowley returned a verdict of suicide.
After the deputes at the farm; they started toward a tenant house; occupied by William Beverly, colored, when they were unable to arouse Mr. SELLARS. They met Beverly en route however, and the three returned to Mr. Sellers' house. They found a note reading "I am dead," on the kitchen door and exploring the house, they found the body in another room.
At the inquest, held at the Rudy Rowland-Moss undertaking establishment the officers and Beverly told their stories. Mr. SELLARS was in bed covered to the armpits, they said, and the pistol lay near the right side of his head, where the bullet entered. Beverly, said Mr. Sellers has been acting queerly the past several days, coming in late and sleeping well into the day and frequently mumbling to himself.
Mr. SELLARS was almost asphyxiated by exhaust of a gasoline engine on the farm about two years ago. He recovered after a lingering near death for several days the occurrence was sup-posed to have been an accident. He was the son of the late Elijah SELLARS, once one of the largest farm owner in the County.
He is survived by a daughter, Miss Mayme SELLARS of St Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. W.W. MITCHERSON, of Cincinnati and Mrs. A. J. MELTON, of the Cario section and three brothers, Ishom SELLARS, of Robards, and R. H. and E. A. SELLARS, who lived and owned part of the farm formally owned by their father.
Funeral services will be held at the Ruby Rowland and Moss Chapel. The burial will be held in Fernwood Cemetery Tuesday. The Henderson Morning Gleaner Tuesday April 23 1931.
Poole man passes away in Hospital at Henderson;
Samuel SELLARS, prominent and well known farmer of Poole died at Mosely Hospital in Henderson Monday night at 12 o'clock, of a illness of a week of influenza. Mr. SELLARS. Hauled a load of tobacco to market, took coal and was never well again, so we were told. The body was brought to his home at Poole and funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Wednesday at 11:00 o'clock by the Rev. Turner of Corydon. Burial Shady Grove Cemetery.
Surviving him are his wife. Mary (POOLE) Sellers; six daughters, Mrs. Stella LASLIE, Miss Pool SELLARS, Mrs. Abbie BRADLEY of Poole, Mrs. Annie BRACKETT of Vincennes, Ind., Misses Katharine and Georgia SELLARS of Poole; two sons, jack and Roger; his mother G. W. MINOR of near Poole; two sisters, Mrs. Marion WILLIAMS of Detroit and Mrs. W. L. CALLIS of Hopkinsville; four-half sisters, Mrs. Julia BAKER of Louisville, Mrs. Carl CROWLEY of Poole, Mrs. Zola BUSBY of near Poole and Miss Ella MINOR; three half-brothers Jim MIMPR of Sebree, Gus and Yies MINOR of near Poole. (1930 Henderson paper
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