Frank Buckner Wooldridge died on his farm near Longview, Saturday evening, January 8th, in the 27th year of his age.
He was the oldest son of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph C. Wooldridge, of this city, and leaves behind two sisters and three brothers to mourn his loss.
He was reared in this city. In early life he was a friend and companion of the writer. That friendship was continued up to the time of his death. We knew him as a child, in youth and in manhood. He was kind, thoughtful, intellectual, modest. He won a degree in Vaderbilt University, and, in the words of his professor, "Was one of the best chemists in the South." He had the instincts of a scientist, and had life been spared no doubt would have won a name and reputation in the realm of study. He engaged in business in this city for several years and was not only popular in commercial circles but was a favorite in society. He was well equipped for life, but disease checked his progress. For many months he had been in bad health, several days before his death he grew rapidly worse, and e'er his friends knewof his critical illness the sad news reached the city that the Reaper had gathered the harvest. His funeral was preached at the Baptist church Monday at 1 o'clock by Rev. J.N. Prestridge, the interment taking place at the City cemetery.
To the family and relatives who sorrowing left him to rest in the city of the dead, we can say that he sleeps under the sentinelship of angels, in the glory of the dawn that is eternal.
Hopkinsville New Era 1885

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