Dr. P. C. WOOTTEN
Unnamed Child Wooten
OBITUARY OF DR. P.C. WOOTTON
MAY 1900 - HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKIAN
Dr. P.C. WOOTTON, was born near Garrettsburg, Ky., Oct 29, 1828. His youth
was spent at the same place on his father's farm. He studied medicine under
Dr. J.C. Metcalf, from 1848 to 1851. He then entered the Louisville School
of Medicine and grated in 1853. As a physician, he was able and successful.
His practice was very extensive, for his skill and compassion both rendered
him popular. May 1, 1855, he was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to
Miss Malinda Stepp. This happy union continued only lacking eight days of
forty five years and was blessed with two sons, Mr. R.S. Wooton, a prominent
merchant of Denison, Texas, who was also married to Miss Estha Barksdale, of
Clarksville, Tenn. And Mr. Lute Wootton, who preceded his father over three
years to the grave. One consolation which the Doctor expressed during his
last illness was he will soon be with my son. He was a devoted husband and
one of the most pathetic scenes that has ever been witnessed in this place
was the affectionate separation of the Dr. and his wife, Sister Wootton was
very sick, but as they wanted to see each other before the doctors death,
she was carried into the room where he was. They caressed each other
lovingly and then she was carried back to her room, this being the last time
they were to ever see each other in the flesh. He was also a fond father.
The writer heard the last words that he spoke just before he breathed his
last. His son said, Father won't you kiss me which he did. He then said
won't you kiss Estha?" and after kissing them both, the Dr. said be good and
in a little while was gone. He was baptized by Eld. A.W. Meacham, into the
fellowship of Lafayette Baptist church in 1889 having formerly been a
Methodist. He took great interest in the cause of Christ, which he
manifested both in giving liberally of his means for its support and in his
attendance at the regular services of his church. He was also a member who
would frequently speak encouraging words to his pastor. We will miss him.
His chief regret was that his eyes had failed and his vision was so dim that
he could not see how to read his Bible as he delighted in the study of God's
word. He had been impressed for some months that he would not live long,
but in speaking to his pastor on this subject, always expressed himself as
being perfectly resigned to death. The 10th inst. He visited Hopkinsville
and as the weather was cold and the atmosphere damp he contracted a deep
cold or grip from which attach he could get nor Relief and gradually
weakened until 8:30 p.m. the 23rd inst when he passed out suddenly in the
triumph of living faith. His sons, after having him embalmed had him laid
away nicely in the Stepp burying ground near Pee Dee at 2:30 p.m. the 26th
inst. The funeral services being conducted at the grave by the writer. May
God's grace sustain his dear companion, son, and other surviving relatives
and may they be comforted by these consoling words of the Lord, "My grace is
sufficient for Thee," is my prayer for Christ's sake.
LAFAYETTE, Ky. April 30, 1900.
Unnamed Child Wooten
An eight year old daughter of Gano Wootton, col., died near The Square last Friday of fever.
A year old child of George Baker, of the same neighborhood, died Saturday from effects of teething.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian Nov 1900
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