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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thriller Thursday - A Child Drowns

Lexington (KY) Herald, May 19, 1899.

The remains of Master Henry Owsley Stanhope, aged two years and four months, were laid to rest in the Lexington cemetery Thursday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Stanhope, of Midway. His mother was formerly Miss Virginia Metcalf of this city.

The accidental death of the boy by drowning Wednesday was a great shock to his relatives and young friends. He was a child of unusual intelligence and his untimely taking, young as he was, leaves a vacant chair by the hearthstone of his family, which no other can ever fill.

A number of young friends officiated as pall bearers at the burial. They were: Masters Frank Stanhope, Willie Wise, Creedon McGann, Coleman Metcalf, Harry Stanhope and Clinton Hawkins.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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